Scott Derrickson to Direct Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’

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There was a moment during Captain America: The Winter Soldier when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) found himself on the roof a building just a few short miles from S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ. During that sequence, Rogers is informed that there is a force in the world who is after everyone that they believe to be a threat, which includes Rogers and another man referred to as Stephen Strange. It was a scene that ended almost as soon as it began, but the feeling of joy it injected into the conciousness of comic fans worldwide still lingers two months after TWS initially debuted in theaters.

Today, Marvel announced that Sinister filmmaker Scott Derrickson has been tapped to direct the big screen version of Doctor Strange, which has a release date of August 14, 2017. This will be Derrickson’s first comic book movie, as well as one of his first works outside the world of horror. No cast has been announced for the project, but rumor has it Jon Aibel and Glenn Berger are said to be in talks to pen the film’s script.

Doctor Strange made his original debut in the Marvel universe over 50 years ago. He is a former neurosurgeon who serves as the Sorcerer Supreme, otherwise known as the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. The character was first created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in the pages of Strange Tales No. 110.

Derrickson is no stranger to Hollywood. Sinister may be his biggest hit, but it’s only one of 9 credits on the filmmaker’s IMDB page. He also directed The Exorcism Of Emily Rose, the upcoming Deliver Us From Evil, and the Keanu Reeves-led remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still.

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