Marvel Appoint Scott Derrickson To Direct 'Doctor Strange'
The 37 year-old filmmaker took to Twitter to announce the exciting news.
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.
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.
This will be his first foray into superhero territory.
My next movie will be STRANGE: rel="nofollow" pic.twitter.com/5pdbO6Op6j— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) rel="nofollow" June 3, 2014