Marvel Appoint Scott Derrickson To Direct 'Doctor Strange'

Marvel may be having a hard time finding a new director for 'Ant-Man,' but the studio had no trouble appointing someone to bring 'Doctor Strange' to the big screen.

American filmmaker Scott Derrickson will be taking the helm of the upcoming project, which is the newest adaptation of a Marvel comic book series.

The 37 year-old director announced the exciting news via Twitter on Tuesday (June 3rd), posting "My next movie will be STRANGE," along with a photo of himself holding an issue of the comic book.

However, at this current time Marvel haven't publically recognized Derrickson's attachment to the movie.

'Doctor Strange' was first released into the Marvel Universe over 50 years ago in 1963, and it follows a former neurosurgeon who was appointed as the Sorcerer Supreme. He was the main protector for Earth against threats that involved magical and mystical elements.

'Strange', who was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, first appeared in the comic book series 'Stranger Tales,' before going on to have his very own series, and eventually crossing over to other comic books that included 'The Fantastic Four,' 'Spider-Man' and 'Nick Fury.'

Although Marvel ran into a few issues as of late, concerning the 'Ant-Man' adaptation when director Edgar Wright walked away and Adam McKay, the expected replacement, dropped out of talks at the last minute, the studio will be looking to cast 'Strange' in the coming months.

MORE: In The Crazy World Of Marvel Casting Choices, Charlie Cox Is The New Daredevil 

Derrickson is one of Hollywood's most promising directors as he has already found success in the genre of horror with 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose,' which earned $144 million at the worldwide box office, 'Sinister' and the forthcoming 'Deliver Us From Evil,' starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez and Olivia Munn.

MORE: Stan Lee Honoured With Lifetime Achievement Award

This will be his first foray into superhero territory.


Contactmusic

Tags: Scott Derrickson


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Seattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so...

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Benedict Cumberbatch Stuns as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' Trailer

It appears Benedict Cumberbatch has thrown his hat in the ring for...

Benedict Cumberbatch Stuns as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' Trailer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - 'Mockingjay Lives' Teaser Trailer

Following Katniss Everdeen's escape from the catastrophic 75th Hunger Games...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has...

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

'Fargo' Creator Noah Hawley Teases Season 2 Plot At TCA Press Tour

After Fargo’s very definitive season finale (don’t worry, this article...

'Fargo' Creator Noah Hawley Teases Season 2 Plot At TCA Press Tour

Young Rising Sons - High (Acoustic)

New Jersey band Young Rising Sons perform a stripped down acoustic cover of their single 'High'...

Young Rising Sons - High (Acoustic) Video
Advertisement

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

There's a new boyband on the UK pop scene who have somehow managed to storm single charts...

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Krusty the Clown may have chucked his last chuckle and played his last Itchy and Scratchy...

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV

After being on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, some people like to retire...

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Thierry Clicot's picture

Thierry Clicot

Marvel Appoint-(S)!!!!

5 days 18 hours ago
Report
View Comments

Scott Derrickson Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Scott Derrickson

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All