We all knew it was inevitable. DOCTOR STRANGE will be (very likely) one of the Phase 3 Marvel films and they’ve reportedly cast a director for it already. Variety and other sources are saying Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose) has been picked as the director for the Sorcerer Supreme.
Nearly one year ago, we reported that Doctor Strange was in the works at Marvel and we should see it in Phase 3. Now that Marvel/Disney has 2 untitled Marvel film slots for July 8th, 2016 and May 5, 2017, we should expect one of them to be taken by the film.
The list of credits for Derrickson include tons of supernatural remakes and horror films which lend credence to the rumor. If that wasn’t enough, he took to his twitter to post something cryptic and revealing. If you remember our Secrets of the Winter Soldier article, you’ll notice that one of the names dropped in that film were Stephen Strange. It was no accident either.
Check the image below and let us know if you’re ready for Marvel to delve into the mystical.
My next movie will be STRANGE: pic.twitter.com/5pdbO6Op6j
— N O S ⋊ Ɔ I ᴚ ᴚ Ǝ ᗡ ⊥ ⊥ O Ɔ S (@scottderrickson) June 3, 2014