Marvel Studios appears to be prepping for development of a live action Doctor Strange film.
IESB has revealed that a live action film is currently in development. Marvel has been taking the property around to several prospective outlets and pitching it to potential directors. The site adds that while they can’t confirm if a script has been completed or commissioned, it’s rumored that one has been written.
The news comes just as a full length animated feature for the franchise was released by Marvel on Tuesday.
Marvel has not commented on the rumor.
About Doctor Strange:
Stephen Strange was a brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon whose career was cut short when a car accident resulted in nerve damage to his hands. Thereafter, he was unable even to hold a scalpel. Hoping for a miracle, a despondent Strange traveled to the Himalayas to seek the counsel of the Ancient One, a Tibetan sorcerer. As the Ancient One’s guest, Strange learned the sorcerer’s pupil Baron Mordo was plotting to kill his mentor. Trying to warn the Ancient One of his student’s treachery, Strange was discovered by Mordo and mystically restrained.
Witnessing Mordo’s power and discovering his murderous intent shocked the jaded Strange into a realization of evil’s true nature and the need to combat its forces. The Ancient One freed Strange from Mordo’s spell and revealed he had known his student’s treacherous plans all along. Having peered into Strange’s soul, the sorcerer saw his potential for great goodness and power, and adopted him as his disciple. When Strange’s studies with the Ancient One ended, he returned to New York. Though the world at large believes he is no more than an eccentric occult authority, Dr. Strange has inherited from his mentor the mantle of Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme.