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Tuesday’s speculative casting couch session for the role of Stephen Strange showed that tone will be crucial in making the Sorcerer Supreme succeed on the Silver Screen. So more important than the man in the point-collared cape is the person behind the camera making sure the Doctor Strange film is not torn apart by big egos and bigger effects.

One-time Swinger Jon Favreau nailed the tone for Iron Man slyly having previously learned his way around effects movies like Zathura and Kenneth Branagh proved an unexpectedly apt choice for Thor, with Joe Johnston far exceeding expectations with Captain America: The First Avenger.

Marvel are on a hot streak of hiring directors lately but which can keep the faithful comic fans happy and also bring magic to life without mainstream audiences looking for the hidden trap door.

Here’s our 8 top directing picks for who could bring Doctor Strange to life! »

- John Hunter

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