Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Movies

Marvel Eyes Scott Derrickson to Direct 'Doctor Strange'

See also

The Master of the Mystic Arts, Doctor Strange, is expected to be a key piece of Marvel's next phase, and recently we began hearing some names of potential directors. On that list were Pixar's Mark Andrews, Warm Bodies director Jonathan Levine, A Royal Affair's Nikolaj Arcel, and Welcome to Yesterday helmer Dean Israelite. Now Borys Kit of THR has narrowed that shortlist just a little bit, while adding one more name into the mix.

Scott Derrickson, the director behind horrors The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister, is now up for the job, joining Andrews and Levine who are the only original names still in contention. Mads Mikkelsen was one name mentioned for a starring role in the film, possibly due to his connection with Arcel. At this point there is little actually confirmed other than a screenplay by Jon Aibel and Glenn Berger of Kung Fu Panda fame.

Marvel could slot Doctor Strange in any of three open release dates, two set aside in 2016 and one in 2017. Derrickson's next film is Deliver Us from Evil, starring Eric Bana and Edgar Ramirez.


Today's top buzz...

  • Jack White
    Reddit users have fun photoshopping an angry Jack White at a Cubs game
    Music Buzz
  • Kliff Kingsbury
    Kliff Kingsbury reads a series of flattering tweets praising his good looks
    Today's Buzz
  • Jamaal Charles
    Kansas City Chiefs make Jamaal Charles the second highest paid running back in NFL
    NFL Buzz
  • Slash
    Slash and The Conspirators crush it at Hard Rock, AP Awards
    20 Photos
  • Monks of Mellonwah
    Exclusive interview: Monks of Mellonwah talk music, touring and more
    9 Photos
  • Nikki Bella
    How will fans react if the WWE decides to turn Nikki Bella into a heel?
    5 Photos