There has been plenty of talk about a possible Doctor Strange movie being made over the years and it appears that one was almost made by Roman Coppola. Roman has revealed how he sat down with Stan Lee, before then going ahead and working on the possibility of a Doctor Strange movie. However, Roman eventually decided that it was not for him.
Coppola told MoviePilot, “I was a huge comic book fan comic book fan growing up, within reason. I was a fan of Spider-Man and all that stuff. Actually, I met Stan Lee 15 or 20 years ago when Marvel had the worst reputation for their adaptations. They had made a really terrible Fantastic Four movie and some other things. I met him with my dad and we said, ‘Oh, wow, I wish we could be involved. How great would it be to make a really accurate version of one of these films?’”
He added, “I had the aspirations to make a Doctor Strange movie, which I worked on quite a bit. I ended up coming out on the other side, since I told someone I was working on a comic book movie and they said, ‘Do you really want to work for a studio to get pushed around for three years and not make something that’s personal?’”
Roman continued, “To make a movie like that where I could really use my sensibility would be fantastic. That type of work now is a product, and there’s a manner in which it’s made. Now I think it’d be better to spend those three years to do something better.”
Since then, a script for a Doctor Strange movie has been worked on but it seems that it is no nearer to being made. Marvel currently have a fairly full schedule, so Doctor Strange will have to wait for quite some time yet.