Marvel Comics’ resident superhero magician, Doctor Strange, is now in line for a movie rendition of his adventures. This superhero film will make its debut alongside the “Ant Man” film, which are both planned for Marvel Studios’ “Phase Three.”
Doctor Strange, which I’ve been talking about for years, is definitely one of them. He’s a great, original character, and he checks the box off this criteria that I have: he’s totally different from anything else we have, just like Guardians of the Galaxy. He’s totally different from anything we’ve done before, as is Ant-Man, which keeps us excited.
However, Coppola has expressed fears about the oversaturation of the superhero movie market.
The director spoke to Flickering Myth about his concerns:
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. 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.
Coppola’s latest film, A Glimpse Inside The Mind of Charles Swan III, can be viewed below:
The Doctor Strange movie may hit theaters sometime in 2015.