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We've been talking about a Doctor Strange movie here on Dread Central for a long while now, and it sounds as if the flick has gone from talk to development! Read on for the latest!
During an interview with Movies.com in promotion of Thor: The Dark World, Marvel honcho Kevin Feige spoke about bringing Doc to the screen. "[The project is] in active development right now. Doc Strange, as I’ve been saying for years, is a movie I believe we should make. We’re just figuring out how to make it a great movie. Whether that’s one of the movies we announce for 2016 or 2017, we have to see. I think it’ll be the middle of next year before we announce officially what the post Ant-Man films will be. Stuff might happen before that. It’s too early to tell.”
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- Uncle Creepy
Well this is interesting. According to our friends over at Latino Review, The Dark Knight Rises, Looper, and Inception's Joseph Gordon-Levitt could be in line to learn the mystical powers of Doctor Strange.
“Now at press time, we are not saying that an offer has been made, that talks have even engaged and who knows, Levitt and his team are probably unaware, But we are hearing that Marvel execs internally are discussing that Levitt is who they figure would be ideal,” the site reports, wording the news as carefully as possible.
Created in 1963, Doctor Strange is the story of an arrogant surgeon who is injured in a car accident and goes on to become the Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel universe. Using his magical powers, Strange protects the Earth from attacks from other realms.
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- Uncle Creepy
Doctor Strange is one citizen of the Marvel comic book universe long-rumored to make the jump to the big screen sometime in the future. Over the past few years, there’ve been various rumors about how that might happen, be it with a live-action installment in the Marvel Cinematic universe or an animated movie by Pixar (as was mentioned at one point). Then, in 2011, screenwriters Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer were reported to have turned in their own Doctor Strange script draft to Marvel. Since that, “evidence” in the form of rumors and comments made by Marvel head of production Kevin Feige about the magical superhero have been piling up.
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- Sandy Schaefer
Marvel Studios' Phase Two is well under way, with Iron Man 3 kicking things off in May, followed by Thor: The Dark World in November and Captain America: The Winter Soldier next spring. The studio is also gearing up for its Phase Three lineup, which producer Kevin Feige revealed in January will include Ant-Man and possibly Doctor Strange.
The studio announced last month that three untitled movies will be released in 2016 and 2017, with Doctor Strange believed to be one of those three movies.
Today we have an unconfirmed report that Marvel Studios is eyeing Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the number one candidate to play Doctor Strange, a character that will likely replace Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark as the rich, snarky playboy-like presence of the Marvel Studios film universe should Downey completely step down as Iron Man.
An official offer hasn't been made to the actor yet, but insiders »
I don't like calling out other sites, but I feel it's important that our readers know that when we report on an "exclusive" from Latino Review, especially with regards to superhero news, the item must be taken with massive amounts of salt. They used to have solid scoops, but their track record lately has become increasingly shoddy. With all this in mind, the site is reporting that Marvel wants Joseph Gordon-Levitt to star in the likely Phase Three movie, Doctor Strange. Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer's script reportedly calls for an actor in his early 30s. Assuming this is true, it's still not all that shocking that Marvel wants someone a little on the younger side so they can get him into more movies, and they want a recognizable, professional, star who won't break the bank. Gordon-Levitt fits that description, but even Lr admits that these are just internal discussions for Marvel. »
- Matt Goldberg
According to Latino Review, a trusted source is saying that Marvel Studios has been discussing Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the role of Doctor Strange. Of course take this with a grain of salt. Latino Review labels it as much, and even goes as far to say that there's no offer, discussions, nor any knowledge of the idea on behalf of Gordon-Levitt's camp. It said that the script from Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer the role is written for someone in their 30s. Gordon-Levitt turned 32 »
- Niki Stephens
Superhero genre fans already know the wrath El Mayimbe has incurred from Marvel Studios for breaking the latest scoops on all of their upcoming Phase Two and Phase Three movies. The man is at it again, this time offering a very detailed look at the screenplay for Doctor Strange.
Marvel Phase Three consists of four movies thus far, with release dates confirmed by Marvel Studios. The first out of the gate is Ant-Man, which arrives November 2015. Then we have the Untitled Marvel Project 2016 arriving May 6th of that year, followed by the Second Untitled Marvel Project 2016 coming July 8th. And this will be wrapped up with the Untitled Marvel Project 2017 on May 5th of that year.
Right now, it's a safe bet that the Untitled Marvel Project 2017 is actually The Avengers 3, which Robert Downey Jr. was recently confirmed to return for. That leaves the other two mystery movies floating through speculation land. »
by Brett White
Latino Review has suddenly become a hotbed of "Doctor Strange" updates. The site broke the news of just who Stephen Strange might be squaring off against last week, and now they've apparently gotten hold of the script. El Mayimbe has now turned the script into a video, one that runs down what could be the first act of Marvel's "Doctor Strange" film.
To make things even more interesting, Comic Book Movie has cited an inside source as saying that "Doctor Strange" is incredibly important to Marvel moving forward, and that he could play a role in Phase 3 that Iron Man played in Phases 1 and 2. "The studio needs a new 'hub' character going into Phase 3 and beyond," says the source, "as there is audience fatigue, aging stars and a need to move from Tony Stark/Iron Man as a 'hub' for films."
- Splash Page Team
Since Marvel launched their cinematic universe I've been waiting to see Doctor Strange find his way to the big screen, and it's finally going to happen. Marvel is expected to make the official announcement at Comic-Con, but it looks like we don't have to wait for that to find out what the story will be about. Our friends at Latino-Review have a new scoop in which they reveal the plot details for the film, and if it turns out to be true... awesome!
They claim to have a lot of story information, so they are breaking up the details in several different parts. This is part one of their story reveal. They will be releasing the other parts leading up to San Diego Comic-Con.
- Joey Paur
Gotta love Marvel’s timing. Earlier today they slotted another Untitled Marvel Movie for July 2016. It is no secret that one of the three unannounced movies is going to be Kevin Feige’s pet project Doctor Strange. In the meantime, how about some Plot Details?
Warning The Following Featurette Contains Massive Spoilers!
There is a lot of ground to cover so instead of making one huge video, we are going to divide the exclusive into multiple parts released weekly. We’re not going to make a scoop score of this magnitude and blow it on one featurette. After all, I do have an indiegogo campaign to run which you can check out Here. The last video will lead directly into comic con week. Marvel always puts on a good show during annual Hall H presentation which will take place on Saturday July 20th. So expect to hear more about not only Doctor Strange, »
- El Mayimbe
A Doctor Strange movie has been in the pipeline over at Marvel for some time now - a Neil Gaiman / Guillermo del Toro version was mooted as long ago as 2008 - and all the prevailing wisdom now had it arriving as part of the studio's tranche of Phase 3 movies. Marvel head Kevin Feige confirmed plans along those lines recently. But what will it look like? Latino Review think they know.Back in mid-2011 there was news of a Doc Strange script turned in at Marvel by Conan writers Josh Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly. The prediction then was for a release circa this year. Of course, that didn't come to pass, but Feige's enthusiasm for the property, far from waning, has burned brighter and brighter in the interim. "He represents this fantastic cosmic universe that hasn't yet seen life on screen", Feige enthused in 2001, "and I think he'd be amazing »
2011's Conan the Barbarian opened with a thud, only pulling in $16.6 million domestically in it's first ten days, and a paltry $5.5 million opening weekend overseas. The Lionsgate film cost around $70 million to produce and finished a few million shy of $50 million at the worldwide box office when it's run came to an end. The film was also panned by fans of Robert E. Howard's novels and Arnold Schwarzenegger's previous two Conan films. Critics were unkind to the film as well, it only garnered a 23% aggregate approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Who is to blame? Well, many will point their fingers at the screenwriters, but which one or two is deserves the scolding when their are four credited to the film? Screenwriters Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, Andrew Lobel, and Sean Hood all made contributions to the script. Perhaps this is why we haven't heard anything about Thomas »
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