Marvel’s Doctor Strange director announced

Brittany A. Roston - Jun 4, 2014
Marvel’s Doctor Strange director announced

Early in 2013, it was confirmed that Marvel's Doctor Strange would be hitting the big screen at some point, and following along quite a bit later, a decision has been made for who will be directing: Scott Derrickson, perhaps best known for his work on 2005's The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

The news comes from Derrickson himself, who fired off a tweet yesterday announcing that his "next movie will be STRANGE" alongside an image of him holding a Doctor Strange comic book. Such an announcement follows the director vacancy that recently opened for Marvel's Ant Man movie.

Doctor Strange is a superhero and former neurosurgeon who found himself as protector of the Earth -- Sorcerer Supreme -- warding off all varieties of mystical and magical mayhem. Though not as well known as some of his Marvel counterparts, Doctor Strange has a long history in the company's comics.

What direction the movie will be taking isn't known at this point. Whether Derrickson's horror underpinnings and Doctor Strange's esoteric leanings hint at a new genre for Marvel is speculation at this point, but the character's standalone nature leaves a lot of room for creativity.

SOURCE: Deadline

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