After The Avengers finally arrives next summer, many have wondered where Marvel Studios would go from there. Would they move right into sequels to their Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America titles, or would they bring a new superhero to life on the big screen?
What exactly Marvel ultimately decides to do is still unknown, but one possibility remains to be Doctor Strange, who’s been talked about as a potential movie for some time now.
According to Twitch, a script that was being worked on by Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer (Sahara, Conan the Barbarian ) has been completed and turned in. Also, it’s being said that Marvel is now looking for possible directors, and has forwarded candidates said script in hopes of finding someone soon to bring in to “oversee continued development” on the project.
Whether the script that Oppenheimer and Donnelly turned in is the one that Marvel will actually use or not remains to be seen, but progress on the film is being made.
Hopes are that the movie could see a release at some point in 2013, but this is not yet confirmed. Back in 2008 it was said that Marvel was looking at 2012/2013 for Strange with Neil Gaiman and Guillermo del Toro as a possible tag team. A while Gaiman and del Toro won’t be making it, unfortunately, they are still on pace to pull off the date.
Shaun of the Dead, Host Fuzz, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World director Edgar Wright also recently completed work on a script for the long–discussed Ant–Man movie as well. No word on if and when we might see that movie happen.