Sorcerer Supreme Could Star in Marvel's Next Movie

Sorcerer Supreme Could Star in Marvel's Next Movie

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Stan Lee has hinted that Marvel's most magical mofo will be the star of an upcoming movie.

While it's currently rumored that the Flash will be the star of a new DC Comics superhero movie, Marvel's next big announcement could involve a master of the mystical arts. At this weekend's Wizard World Anaheim convention, Stan Lee made some strong statements implying that Doctor Strange will be coming to the big screen.

As reported by Superhero Hype, when asked about new Marvel characters that could become stars of the cinema, Lee said: "Doctor Strange, they will [get to it] pretty soon." For those unaware of Doctor Strange, he's a badass magician known as the "Sorcerer Supreme" that wields the powerful Eye of Agamotto, though technically he recently passed the mantle on to another. Marvel currently also has Captain America and Avengers movies known to be in the works.

Lee later said about the Doctor Strange movie: "I'd like to see a great movie come out of it. Doctor Strange is somewhat different from all the others. With the nightmares and the other conventions, it'll give them a chance to have some great special effects and a slightly different type of hero." Doctor Strange might not be as popular as Spider-Man or Batman, but a decent movie could come out of his adaptation. Would he be able to carry a blockbuster on his own though?

Source: Superhero Hype via io9

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This isn't news, there has been an official page for Doctor Strange on IMDB since Thor and Captain America's pages went up, saying it was to come out sometime in 2012

Is it me or did someone else misread that as Soccer Supreme?

I've never really been a big fan of the mystical side of Marvel's stuff, but who knows... a Doctor Strange film could be a welcome change. Maybe an odd and slightly obscure choice but it could be interesting if done right...

Yeah, I seem to remember reading a while ago that Guillermo Del Toro was really interested in working on this...

Pity that's not going to happen now.

Yes my god yes, another favorite of mine, (only beaten by my all time favorite Captain America of course), I just hope they cast him well.

I love Doctor Strange, oh do I love him. I hope they will do his character justice... Liam Neeson has my vote.

Doctor Strange is one of my all time favorites, however I feel he's often not done justice or used as signifigantly as he should be. As far as him passing the mantle, we'll see if it lasts *shrugs*.

Truthfully, I think it would be interesting to see if they could link Doctor Strange into a "Defenders" recruitment from the beginning and then eventually wind up doing an "Avengers - Defenders War" movie. :P

That is one of the more classic storylines.

Generally speaking though the big problem with Doctor Strange generally tends to be that he's written out of a lot of the bigger events that are going on in The Marvel Universe and thus doesn't get to come out and do his thing all that often. Largely because if he was to get involved in a lot of the major events, those major events wouldn't happen on the same level and a lot of other heroes wouldn't get a chance to do their thing. Doctor Strange is arguably one of the most powerful characters Marvel has going, if not perhaps the consistantly most powerful when written properly as far as heroes go. I say this because strictly speaking the power he's hardwired into dwarfs the power cosmic (which I believe at one point was defined as a single aspect of the universal powers that are his to command) and as a result like Superman they always find some cheezy way to make it so he can't actually use what he's got, or is always off fighting in another dimension when the big stuff happens, or just happens to like be fighting a nearly omnipotent being on it's own plane (which he can do because technically he's supposed to occupy the same role for Earth, he is the Sorceror Supreme of Earth Dimension, and all of the energies of this dimension are basically his to command, and all of the major powers of this reality his to invoke and command).

Doctor Strange can ironically sort of be defined by the majorly powerful entities and villains he HASN'T fought because he would have make a joke out of them, and by having a rogues gallery that by the same token other heroes don't encounter because they would not only be out of context, but probably also wind up squashing most of the heroes. :P

Honestly though I'm not sure if Nightmare would be considered the quintessential Doctor Strange villain, while I believe Nightmare is older, I still tend to think of The Dread Dormamamu [SP] as his arch enemy. Mephisto used to be one of his classic enemies (though I dont think he started with Doctor Strange) but then again Mephisto seems to have run into just about everyone nowadays.

Oh and Liam Neison wouldn't make a good Doctor Strange, his accent doesn't really work for the role. The best actor for the role has arguably been tapped to play Iron Man already <winks>, and honestly I think they would need an unknown.

The_root_of_all_evil:
Is it me or did someone else misread that as Soccer Supreme?

No, I read it that too...but, intresting concept...I wouldnt mind seeing a movie with superhero magic in for once rather than fantasy magic

As long as they don't include the Voodoo Supreme, and Dormammu gets featured as he should(as opposed to how Galactus got twisted out), then count me in!

Phase_9:
This isn't news, there has been an official page for Doctor Strange on IMDB since Thor and Captain America's pages went up, saying it was to come out sometime in 2012

I have learned over time that IMDB is neither law nor bible. Many things that are just rumor get posted up on that site. But Doctor Strange was a member of the Avengers himself, so it should be no surprise.

The_root_of_all_evil:
Is it me or did someone else misread that as Soccer Supreme?

Bend the forces of magic like Beckham! It has been the word that the Sorcerer Supreme calls his Eye of Agamotto, 'Wilson.'

Fuck. Yes.

I'll be honest, I don't really read western comics in general, let alone Marvel, so all I really have to go by in a lot of cases is general concept...and I love Dr. Strange's. Definitely looking forward to this movie.

Therumancer:
Honestly though I'm not sure if Nightmare would be considered the quintessential Doctor Strange villain, while I believe Nightmare is older, I still tend to think of The Dread Dormamamu [SP] as his arch enemy. Mephisto used to be one of his classic enemies (though I dont think he started with Doctor Strange) but then again Mephisto seems to have run into just about everyone nowadays.

How do you think Shuma-Gorath would work as a villain?

...I ask, because he's one of two Dr. Strange villains I know of. >_>

The_root_of_all_evil:
Is it me or did someone else misread that as Soccer Supreme?

...maybe a bit, lol.

Sounds good though, only ever seen him for his random appearences in Fantastic 4 and Spider-man cartoons during the 90s, and I found him quite interesting... although had an odd fasion sence.

"Dr." Strange, what is he a doctor of?!

Seriously, though, love the idea. He's a doctor AND a scorceror!

I would like to see a Sorcerer Supreme movie. With the right actors and with a good director they might be able to make it really good. In my opinion I think Gary Oldman would be a good pick for the character.

The_root_of_all_evil:
Is it me or did someone else misread that as Soccer Supreme?

Nope but I love your avatar so much..
That could be neat.. Never heard of him before

Fappy:
I love Doctor Strange, oh do I love him. I hope they will do his character justice... Liam Neeson has my vote.

Liam Neeson is Ras Al Ghul remember? Though that's a DC movie.

anyway, magic rocks, like The Prestige/Illusionist but with real magic Constantine style

gof22:
I would like to see a Sorcerer Supreme movie. With the right actors and with a good director they might be able to make it really good. In my opinion I think Gary Oldman would be a good pick for the character.

Gary Oldman is comissioner Gordon

There was a "Doctor Strange" TV movie a while back, and more recently, a direct-to-video animated feature.

It's about time the good Doctor got some love from Tinseltown...

Squee! I love Doctor Strange - he is my all time favorite! I'm so excited and hopeful that it'll be awesome!

Will this be before or after the Avenger's movie?

heyheysg:

Fappy:
I love Doctor Strange, oh do I love him. I hope they will do his character justice... Liam Neeson has my vote.

Liam Neeson is Ras Al Ghul remember? Though that's a DC movie.

anyway, magic rocks, like The Prestige/Illusionist but with real magic Constantine style

gof22:
I would like to see a Sorcerer Supreme movie. With the right actors and with a good director they might be able to make it really good. In my opinion I think Gary Oldman would be a good pick for the character.

Gary Oldman is comissioner Gordon

Eh, no reason Gary & Liam can't be multiple characters, it's not like the Marvel and DC characters are in remotely the same comic universe. Besides, Ryan Renolds is already both Deadpool and Green Lantern, and Chris Evans is somehow both Human Torch and Captain America.

That said, I'd love to see me some Dr. Strange. That would absolutely rock.

I'm sure that this will be a fine movie. Better than Ghostrider, but probably not even Incredible Hulk level...

Fappy:
I love Doctor Strange, oh do I love him. I hope they will do his character justice... Liam Neeson has my vote.

Liam Neilson would make an excellent sorcerer supreme. Wonder if they're going to keep the big freestanding cloak hood.

tarislan:

heyheysg:

Fappy:
I love Doctor Strange, oh do I love him. I hope they will do his character justice... Liam Neeson has my vote.

Liam Neeson is Ras Al Ghul remember? Though that's a DC movie.

anyway, magic rocks, like The Prestige/Illusionist but with real magic Constantine style

gof22:
I would like to see a Sorcerer Supreme movie. With the right actors and with a good director they might be able to make it really good. In my opinion I think Gary Oldman would be a good pick for the character.

Gary Oldman is comissioner Gordon

Eh, no reason Gary & Liam can't be multiple characters, it's not like the Marvel and DC characters are in remotely the same comic universe. Besides, Ryan Renolds is already both Deadpool and Green Lantern, and Chris Evans is somehow both Human Torch and Captain America.

That said, I'd love to see me some Dr. Strange. That would absolutely rock.

Yeah I know, while it's nitpicking, it seems weird that Hollywood is running out of actors. It's not like Ryan Reynolds or Chris Evans are even A-listers anyway.

Maybe they got scared off my Brandon Routh's effect on Superman

I don't know if this would work on screen, Its a little camp in places.

Don't get my wrong i do like Dr.Strange, im just not sure if this would work.

Im more excited for The Flash movie.

Dr. Strange is pretty kick ass.

Milkman Dan:
There was a "Doctor Strange" TV movie a while back, and more recently, a direct-to-video animated feature.

The older movie was terrible. In the same class as the original Spider-Man movie from the 70's, the unreleased Fantastic Four movie and the original early 80's Captain America movies. That's right, movies. There was a sequel. Though, horrible as those movies are, they're even worse for wasting such a hilarious B-action star as Reb Brown.

Fappy:
I love Doctor Strange, oh do I love him. I hope they will do his character justice... Liam Neeson has my vote.

You just won, everything, forever.

The_root_of_all_evil:
Is it me or did someone else misread that as Soccer Supreme?

No, It happened to me aswell. I definitely need to get more sleep.

I'm gonna say this now

NERDGASM!

awesome if there was a movie for the Sorcerer Supreme

You have to admit, though, it will be hard to see Dr. Strange in action at this point and not wonder when he'll dramatically announce that he had Taco Bell for lunch!

Wow! I would love seeing a movie about Dr. Strange! He's one of my favorite comic heroes, and his early stuff was a really good read :)

I think this could really work if they would drop all the dated 60/70's mysticism crap and stick with a more modern horror movie type ethos. I'm imagining something like House meets Dresden Files meets Hellraiser. That would be totally bad ass.

Also, they need to ditch the funny tights. I vastly prefer the more recent interpretation of Dr. Strange and the normal clothes look, and hell, even the character as written by Mark Waid (I'm actually dissapointed that Strange didn't pick up his own series again after the 4 parter Marvel released last novemember which was actually pretty damn good).

And for the record, along with nearly everyone else on the internet, I think Johnny Depp is a dead ringer for Dr. Strange and ought to be cast in whatever movie they do.

 

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