Marvel Says Dr. Strange Movie Isn’t Impossible

So far, Marvel has brought Iron Man and The Hulk to the big screen in preparation for their planned Avengers movie. They’re also making plans for a Captain America movie as well as a Thor film which may be directed by Kenneth Branagh. But still, four Avengers don’t a team make. So who else is going to make the cut?

Well, Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige has dropped at least one possibly unexpected name: Doctor Strange.

Both Stan Lee and Neil Gaiman, along with my father who has far less authority in these matters, have stated they want to see Doctor Strange done as a live action film (a direct to DVD animated film was done in 2007) And with Feige’s exuberant explanation of Marvel’s forthcoming projects for 2012 and 2013, it’s looking more and more like the film could happen. Feige even said “Dr. Strange? This is one of the best characters we have. [He represents] this amazing cosmic universe to Marvel that we haven’t played with in films yet and I think could be amazing to play with.”

Since Iron Man, Hulk and Captain America’s powers are all rooted in science, both Thor and Doctor Strange could give the studio a chance to expand their film universe to include that sort of thing. Of course, you’d need a third “magic” hero to round out the odds…and hey, no girls on the team yet! Scarlett Witch, much? (Okay, okay, far fetched, but you’re doing a Magneto origins movie and you could establish Wanda’s existence in that and then pull her into the Avengers films! COME ON!)

So what could all of this mean? Well, Gaiman is enough of a Strange fan that he could possibly be tapped to write the film. He’s worked with the character previously in Marvel 1602 and did an amazing job.

It also means that casting speculation for Doctor Strange can OFFICIALLY begin!

What do you think? About the Doctor Strange film, about casting for the film or Neil Gaiman’s potential involvement or about my continuing attempts to get Marvel to confirm a female Avenger?

…I’m just saying. Black Widow would be easy to write in and I’ve got theories on how to slip in Carol Danvers. Call me sometime, Marvel!