Doctor Strange First Marvel Superhero to Carry Disney Logo?
By the dread dormammu! Deadline offers this exclusive bit of news:
Marvel Studios has hired Conan scribes Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer to write Dr. Strange, marking forward progress on a long-gestating superhero property which will likely be among the first Marvel films generated under the Disney banner. Aside from Conan–the Marcus Nispel-directed Lionsgate film that stars Jason Momoa–Donnelly and Oppenheimer also scripted a live action adaptation of the vidgame Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune for Sony and producer Chuck Roven, and they wrote a draft of the Jon Favreau-directed Cowboys and Aliens for DreamWorks/Universal.
Doctor Strange, a character steep in psychedelia and mysticism, seems an odd choice for the first official Marvel/Disney collaboration.
Is he really blockbuster material?
We love Doctor Strange, especially the Ditko era, and would like to think he is. But we have our doubts.