Marvel has been looking to expand their superhero movie empire for quite some time — and now, they are taking the next step with a project built around the Sorcerer Supreme.
According to a new report from Twitch Film, screenwriters Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer have officially turned in the script for the still-untitled “Doctor Strange” project — and that Marvel is moving forward with the next phase of development.
While this is welcome news in the quest to get this movie (which has been in demand by many fans for years) actually made, there still are plenty of questions. First, Donnelly and Oppenheimer’s track record for success is still unclear — “Sahara” was a dud back in 2005, and the success of their new “Conan the Barbarian” script will be seen when the movie hits theaters later this month. (The two have also worked on the script for an “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune” movie.)
In addition, Marvel still has to find a way to get this project to appeal with mainstream audiences. This seems like a bit of a challenge on the surface — but then again, they managed to profit on a big-screen adaptation of Thor (which was something many of us thought would never happen).
Do you think a “Doctor Strange” movie could be a success?