Hot on the heels of the Scott Derrickson/ Dr. Strange news comes the rumour (via Badass Digest) that Marvel is (or was) looking at the recent Oscar winner to fill the shoes of the good doctor. There isn’t much else to the story yet but we will update with anything we hear. Here is the excerpt taken from Badass Digest to help fill the page;
I had heard that Derrickson wanted to take a swing at the script, and it’s interesting that there is no writer announced in the Variety story. I have also heard that Marvel likes (or liked, I don’t know what the current status of this is) Jared Leto for Stephen Strange. God help us all if that’s true.
Speaking of Derrickson wanting to write, that is probably the best idea. Out of all of Derrickson’s films he has only skipped on writing duties once. That one time also happened to result in his poring directorial effort. With Scott Derrickson handling both writing and directing it ensures a cohesive product with a singular vision from start to finish. James Gunn opted to do both and his script has been praised as one of the best Marvel has ever had.
This all sounds great to me, let’s just hope we don’t end up with another ‘Ant-man’ fiasco 😦
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