Marvel Studios is just about set to start filming in Pinewood-Shepperton in the UK (place in which this year’s hit Guardians of the Galaxy and next year’s release Avengers 2: Age of Ultron were filmed). Screendaily is reporting that preparations are being made to assemble a crew in “late 014/early 2015” with hopes to start official production in May 2015.
According to the site:
“Scott Derrickson is due to direct the feature about the former neurosurgeon who serves as the Sorcerer Supreme – the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats.
The character, who made his first appearance in the Marvel Universe more than 50 years ago, was first created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. A number of studios have tried to get a feature about him off the ground since the 1990s. Doctor Strange has been described as “the mightiest magician in the cosmos” and “the most powerful humanoid hero of all in the Marvel comics universe”.
Jon Spaihts is writing Marvel’s script with Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer having written on earlier drafts.”
Though there has been no official word on who will be playing the comic book magician, Joaquin Phoenix has been heavily rumored for the role.
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