The shortlist of directors for Marvel's Doctor Strange movie

News Simon Brew 21 Feb 2014 - 06:37
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Marvel is lining up a film of Doctor Strange, and the directorial shortlist has apparently been revealed...

It seems pretty certain now that Doctor Strange is being lined up as one of Marvel's Phase Three of movies. The other titles are set to be Ant-Man, Captain America 3, Thor 3 and The Avengers 3. Of those four, only Thor 3 is apparently without a director so far.

But who will take the reigns for Doctor Strange? Well, a story broken by The Hollywood Reporter has put four names in the frame. The candidates are apparently Mark Andrews (Brave), Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies, 50/50) and Dean Israelite (the upcoming Welcome To Yesterday).

Meanwhile, Jon Albel and Glenn Berger are also said to have met with Marvel with a view to writing the screenplay. They've previously penned the Kung Fu Panda films.

It's still early days of course, but it seems as though Marvel wants to get its writing team and director locked down at around the same time, so that they can work closely in tandem on the project. As we hear more...

The Hollywood Reporter.

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