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Doctor Strange Films Next Spring; Casting Coming Soon

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Kevin Feige offered an update on the Doctor Strange movie while appearing at CineEurope in Bacelona (via Total Film):

"Scott Derrickson has been announced as the director. Doctor Strange is a character that I've been interested in for many, many years and that I've talked about in interviews for probably 14 years, because I believe it's very, very important for us to explore every nook and cranny of the comic-book universe and we've done the street-level heroes, and we've done the billionaire superheroes [on Earth]. We've now done the cosmic side with Thor and Avengers and most obviously with Guardians, but there's a whole other side of the Marvel comics, which is that supernatural side - the interdimensional side of the Marvel universe, and Doctor Strange is, I believe, our entry point into that other realm, which has dozens of characters and storylines all of its own."

"So Strange is very, very important, not just because it's an amazing character study, and a journey of a man who's gone from this very arrogant surgeon to somebody who is quite zen and literally keeps all of reality together on a daily basis, but it also is going to open up a whole other side of storytelling for our movies. So we're about to hire a writer to redo a draft, and we think we'll be casting probably in the next month or two, and announcing an actor, and then we get into production in the spring of next year."

The writer Feige mentions is said to be John Spaihts, known for the first Prometheus draft and The Darkest Hour.

Rumored for the role of Stephen Strange is Jared Leto, Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch.

More than likely announcements will be coming next month at Comic-Con.

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