A few years back there was a lot of talk about Roman Coppola directing a Doctor Strange movie, which never came to light. Now, it has been confirmed that Marvel Studios have plans to make the Doctor Strange film part of their Phase Three plans and Roman says that he would love to have a go at the movie.
Coppola was chatting to Flickering Myth, when he said, “Nowadays it’s over saturated with so many comic book movies. It has lessened in my mind. In the past, 15 to 20 years ago, when I talked about Doctor Strange most of the comic book movies were terrible. They’ve [I’m speaking of the Marvel Universe] managed to make them more true to the spirit of the comics as I recall reading them as a boy.”
He added, “If someone said to me, ‘We’d love you to do Doctor Strange. Run with it. What’s your take on it?’ I’d be delighted to have a shot at that but it seems that many comic book movies are made with a certain mentality that pervades all of them. If I had my choice I’d rather do an individualistic than a factory movie but you never know. I’m open to whatever adventure comes my way.”
With the amount of Marvel movies that we have coming out over the next couple of years, and with Ant-Man expected to hit the big screen in 2015, it is likely that we will not get to see a Doctor Strange movie until sometime in 2016, so any decisions on the cast or director could yet be some way away.
Who would you like to see directing the Doctor Strange movie?