Marvel Studios has hired Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer (“Conan”) to write the script for Dr. Strange. The project will likely be the first film from Marvel Studios under the Disney banner. Via Deadline:
Originated in 1963 by Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko, Dr. Strange was a self-centered New York surgeon robbed of his touch after a car accident. After a stint as a wandering derelict, he found his way to a healer in the Himalayas, where he learned to tap into psychic powers to battle evil wizards and other wrongdoers. His mind is his weapon, rather than the brute force that distinguish most memorable Marvel heroes.