Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Ever since Doctor Strange's name was dropped in Captain America: The Winter Solider, the rumour mill has been in full swing with names like Matthew McConaughey and Johnny Depp being thrown in but we haven't recieved any solid news about the new Marvel Studios film. But it has surfaced in the last few hours that Marvel have their eye on Sinister director, Scott Derrickson and The Devil's Knot writer, Atom Egoyan, has landed the role of writer. 

While Derrickson may not be on the top of most people's lists of directors to helm the Strange film, Marvel have had a knack for plucking directors who manage to pull of great looking, well made films. Take for instance Thor: The Dark World director, Alan Taylor, who before the Thor sequel was pretty much unknown to most, having directed the likes of The Sopranos and Game of Thrones but never making it to the big screen. And now Taylor is directing the next instalment to the Terminator franchise, Terminator Genesis. No doubt Marvel have released the news in an attempt to mask any bad press they maybe receiving from the recent news of Edgar Wright leaving Ant-Man and their failure to gain a new director as quick as they would like. It will be interesting to see how Marvel incorporate the character into their Cineamtic Universe which is very grounded in science and the inclusion of a sorcerer should really spice things up a bit, just what the franchise needs in my opinion.

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