Marvel Announces Scott Derrickson as Dr. Strange Director

Scott Derrickson

Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Deliver Us From Evil, The Exorcism of Emily Rose) has been announced to be the director of Marvel’s upcoming Dr. Strange film. Variety explains that talks are still early, but sources say Derrickson is Marvel’s choice and a deal should be struck shortly.

The comicbook revolved around a former neurosurgeon who serves as the Sorcerer Supreme — the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Strange made his first appearance in the 1963 comicbook series “Strange Tales” and would go on to have his own comicbook series and would appear in several other comicbooks that included “The Fantastic Four,” “Spider-Man” and “Nick Fury.”

The film will be produced by Kevin Feige. Executive producers on the project are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Stephen Broussard.

  • I hear you. There is so many ways that Dr. Strange could be an amazing film, and with Derrickson directing, that makes it even more exciting.

  • Mike, This is the Marvel Film I have been waiting for. Although a second tier character in the marvel universe, I was always drawn to Dr. Strange, for the HP Lovecraft type horror and the suspense that went into each issue. Pair a hopefully good script drawing on the comic books, and Scott Derrickson directing, I am hoping for a dark and fun ride. SINISTER was a great ride, and I hope this is too!!!!