The director of Deliver Us From Evil, Sinister and The Exorcism Of Emily Rose tweeted a picture of himself holding a comic, writing “My next movie will be STRANGE”
My next movie will be STRANGE: pic.twitter.com/5pdbO6Op6j
— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) June 3, 2014
The character was teased back in Captain America: The Winter Soldier as one of Hydra’s targets, and Kevin Feige has long insisted that plans to bring Stephen Strange to the big screen have been in place.
Derrickson’s background in the horror genre (his directorial debut was 2000’s Hellraiser: Inferno) makes him an exciting choice for the dark arts and sorcery of Doctor Strange, and he’s handled an effects-heavy blockbuster before with 2008’s The Day The Earth Stood Still remake. Since the underrated The Exorcism Of Emily Rose, he’s shown an increasing level of confidence behind the camera, as demonstrated with Sinister.
No release date has been confirmed for Doctor Strange, but we can expect a lot of speculation to begin, and the casting rumours to continue.
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