DOCTOR STRANGE: Marvel in Negotiations with Jon Spaihts to Rewrite the Script

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It looks like the latest version of the script for Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange adaptation will be penned by Jon Spaihts.  Marvel is in negotiations with the Prometheus scribe to pen the feature-length script about the title character, a gifted neurosurgeon turned Sorcerer Supreme.  This entry promises to be a more magical installment in Marvel’s movieverse since its hero uses a combination of sorcery, mystical and martial arts in order to defend Earth.  Hit the jump for more.

Deadline reports that Spaihts has entered into negotiations with the comicbook studio in order to script Doctor Strange.  For better or worse, Spaihts is probably best known for his work on the Prometheus script.  He’s currently penning Universal’s reboot of The Mummy and Disney’s remake of The Black Hole, which has Joseph Kosinski attached to direct. The first script for Doctor Strange was turned in by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, and Marvel is looking to fast-track this one as they have plans for a franchise.

Spaihts himself commented briefly on the news via Twitter:

Of course, every franchise needs a big name in the lead to carry it forward.  Rumored actors vying for the lead include Tom HardyBenedict Cumberbatch, and Jared Leto.  With Marvel apparently anxious to move forward on this one, we will hopefully be hearing some official casting confirmation relatively soon, though perhaps this is news they’re saving for Comic-Con (or beyond).

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  • DoremusJessup

    At least give Mads Mikkelson a screen read! He’d alter the tone of the Marvel Universe, and I think that ultimately a modified tone is going to be necessary once we reach Avengers 2 & 3, X-Men 5 & 6 and Justice League 1 & 2 to keep the MCU on top.

    • dguvnorspecial1

      good choice but what does justice league have to do with marvel?

      • LEM

        He wants Marvel to remain on top as DC/WB prepares to launch a cinematic universe.

      • DoremusJessup

        Well, I think that Marvel will have to further craft an identity to make themselves stand out more, with the overabundance of superhero movies coming out.

    • LEM

      He’d be a great choice.

  • bidi

    i bet Oscar Isaac could be pretty good at this. Star Wars will probably keep him out though

  • Strong Enough

    i was second in the running

    • Werefon

      Did you audition with a cheap looking suit made by Feigie’s grany?

      • Strong Enough

        Correction. It was his bald headed auntie and she made me cookies and milk with it

      • Werefon

        At least you got milk and cookies. I tried for role of Adam Warlock and I taught it was Adam from Bible and I went completely Biblical with the suit. They Called the Police.

  • Django9000

    Well that’s strange… so long as they place it in New york City I don’t really care who writes it. This is good as, apparently the original script for Prometheus made a lot more sense, regarding character motives etc. (Deleted & alternate scenes on blue ray even make a better case for Naomi ‘ s bf being the expendable d bag he is. Since they have a vicious fight prior to getting it on. Thus intriguing David ‘ s interest in humans’ bizarre love choices, & motivating his killing him that much more.)

  • Django9000

    Well that’s strange… so long as they place it in New york City I don’t really care who writes it. This is good as, apparently the original script for Prometheus made a lot more sense, regarding character motives etc. (Deleted & alternate scenes on blue ray even make a better case for Naomi ‘ s bf being the expendable d bag he is. Since they have a vicious fight prior to getting it on. Thus intriguing David ‘ s interest in humans’ bizarre love choices, & motivating his killing him that much more.)

  • JimJam

    Viggo Mortensen…

    • eternalozzie

      too old

  • CJAJ

    Jim Caviezel would make a interesting choice. I think he’s a great actor with a lot of depth who is normally overlooked.

    • Mike

      The Passion of Doctor Strange!!! It is perfect!!! Haha

      • ddd

        You’re so funny.

    • milo

      I’m not up on Doctor Strange but I’d love to see Caviezel in a superhero movie at some point. He would have been an excellent choice for an older grizzled Batman.

  • TigerFIST

    Fast tracked???

  • stefan

    Oh god please nooo.The two movies this guy has written are just an ungodly abomination (the darkest hour and prometheus).Marvel please hire someone else…..

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  • Jamesy

    At a quick glance of the banner I thought it was Jude Law in the photo and thought oh that’s interesting. Now I’m thinking Jude Law could be a good fit, thoughts?

  • Anthony Michael

    “For better or worse, Spaihts is probably best known for his work on the Prometheus script.”

    Spaihts wrote a very good script (Aliens: Engineers) which was re-written by Damon Lindelof. While his script wasn’t perfect, it could have been pretty close if he had done another draft. And 90% of the most frustrating things in Prometheus aren’t even in his script.

    I haven’t seen the darkest hour, but even if it is really bad, his Aliens script was good enough that I’m not worried about him getting Strange.

  • dguvnorspecial1

    cumberbatch to star and tarantino to direct

  • LEM

    These go through so many rewrites from other writers does it even matter?

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