It’s been confirmed that Marvel Studios is currently looking to develop a Doctor Strange film at some point, although whether that is as part of the studio’s Phase Three or not is yet to be confirmed. With Johnny Depp the latest name rumoured to play the good doctor, The Hollywood Reporter now claims to have word on which directors are in the frame.
The report says that the current front-runners for the Doc Strange gig are Brave‘s Mark Andrews, Warm Bodies‘ Jonathan Levine, A Royal Affair‘s Nikolaj Arcel and Welcome to Yesterday‘s Dean Israelite. It’s also claimed that Kung Fu Panda‘s Jon Aibel and Glenn Berger have had talks with Marvel Studios, although this is thought to be purely in a screenwriting capacity.
As mentioned, it’s not known when Doctor Strange will be released, although Phase Three currently has three dates pencilled in for mystery projects – 6th May, 2016, 8th July, 2016 and 5th May, 2017. With Ant-Man confirmed to open Phase Three and The Avengers 3 confirmed to close Phase Three, it’s been confirmed that a Thor 3, Captain America 3 and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 are being planned, and there’s also talk of a Black Panther movie on the table, as well as those frequent rumours of a solo Black Widow film or another stab at a Hulk flick. So, quite the selection to choose from.