Director Of "The Exorcism Of Emily Rose" Will Direct New Marvel Movie "Doctor Strange"

Director of horror films "Sinister" and "The Exorcism Of Emily Rose" Scott Derrickson will be directing Marvel's new movie on one of the most popular magic superheroes in comics - "Doctor Strange".

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The Director Of Horror Films "The Exorcism Of Emily Rose" And "Sinister" Will Be Directing One Of The Most Popular Magic Superheroes In Comics - "Doctor Strange"

Scott Derrickson at the premiere of 'Sinister' in 2012.

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Looks like business is about to pick up for a certain Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel Universe, as Marvel Studios has finally chosen a director for their long-awaited film adaptation of one of the most popular magic using superheroes in comics – Doctor Strange!


Having Also Directed "The Day The Earth Stood Still", Director Scott Derrickson Is No Stranger To The Mysterious

Director Scott Derrickson tweets about his upcoming movie 'Doctor Strange'.

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Derrickson is certainly no stranger to the occult and the mysterious: in addition to directing the aforementioned horror films, Derrickson also directed the remake of the science fiction film “The Day The Earth Stood Still”, and is set to release his next project with “Deliver Us From Evil” later this July.


Johnny Depp Was At One Point Rumoured To Play Doctor Strange, Who Was Briefly Referenced Only By Name In "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" But The Character Has Yet Been Cast

File photo of Johnny Depp, who was at one point rumoured to play Stephen Strange a.k.a. Doctor Strange in Marvel's movie of the same name.

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Who will play Stephen Strange, a.k.a. Dr. Strange, a not-yet-superhero briefly referenced only by name in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”? Probably not Johnny Depp, who had been rumored at one time (a pie-in-the-sky idea Marvel had on their wish list that didn’t pan out). Some of the semi-recent (and not-so-recent), but unsubstantiated casting rumors include Adrien Brody, Jared Leto and "Game Of Thrones" star Aidan Gillen.


Created By The Spider-Man Team Of Stan Lee And Steve Ditko, Marvel's "Doctor Strange" Made His First Appearance In 1963's Strange Tales #110

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First appearing in the pages of “Strange Tales #110” and created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange is a practitioner and master of magic, who serves as the protector of Earth and is known as the “Sorcerer Supreme”.


Formerly an egotistical neurosurgeon, Stephen lost the ability to operate after a car accident costs him irreparable damage to his hands. He seeks treatment from a wise hermit in the Himalayas called The Ancient One, but is rebuffed because of his attitude and demeanour.


However, when The Ancient One’s own disciple Baron Mordo tries to kill his master, Stephen saves the old man and is changed by his experiences. Now a practictioner of the mystic arts, he takes on the heroic identity of “Doctor Strange” and serves as Earth’s protector.


No Release Date Has Been Set Yet For "Doctor Strange" But There Are Tentative Dates That Marvel Has Secured For In 8 July 2016 And 5 May 2017 That May Go To The Film

The occult world of Doctor Strange, a Marvel comics 1980 calendar.

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No release date has been given yet for Doctor Strange, but there are tentative dates that Marvel has secured for in July 8, 2016 and May 5, 2017 that may go to the film. It is slated to be in the cards for “Phase 3” of Marvel Studios’ line of films under the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” banner.


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