Marvel's Dr Strange Movie Project Gets Director
Scott Derrickson set to helm movie adaptation of mystical superhero comic...
Marvel Studios has appointed a director to its long-awaited movie adaptation of Dr Strange.
Scott Derrickson is to helm the project - and has announced his recruitment with a selfie on Twitter.
My next movie will be STRANGE: pic.twitter.com/5pdbO6Op6j
— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) June 3, 2014
He posted a snap of himself holding up a comic and wrote: "My next movie will be STRANGE"
The character of Stephen Vincent Strange was invented by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in the 1960s and sees the former neurosurgeon protecting the Earth against an array of mystical threats.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Justin Theroux have both been mooted for the role - as has Johnny Depp, although Marvel sources have talked him down.
The film is expected to be released in either July 2016 or May 2017.