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Published On: Wed, Jun 4th, 2014

‘Doctor Strange’ to be helmed by ‘Sinister’ director Scott Derrickson

While Ant-Man has had some reshuffling, the next character coming to the Marvel Universe got a director in Scott Derrickson, who will helm Doctor Strange.

Doctor StrangeVariety was the first to break the news of the hiring, noting “Derrickson, who most recently directed Sinister, is Marvel’s choice and a deal should be struck shortly.”

“Derrickson has been a rising star that Hollywood has been chasing for their big projects after the success of his horror pic “The Exorcism of Emily Rose,” which earned $144 million at the worldwide box office,” they add.

Doctor Strange joins Ant-Man as the key new characters being added during the third phase of Marvel films. Stephen Strange is a highly successful neurosurgeon who is injured and begins a new journey as “The Sorcerer Supreme” — the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats.

Ant-Man is set for 2015 after the new Avengers film. While there is nothing set, Doctor Strange is a likely project for 2016 or 2017, ahead of Avengers 3.

With a Thanos themed third Avengers film increasingly likely, Strange would be a key addition to deal with the supernatural capabilities brought on by the Infinity Gauntlet. More on that HERE

Casting a big name lead, like a Johnny Depp, will be news that may happen as soon as SDCC in July.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron is set to release in theaters on May 1, 2015.

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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