While We Wait To Hear Who Will Take Over Ant-Man Marvel Has Picked A Director For Their Doctor Strange Movie!


Yes, it’s true, the Sorcerer Supreme is one step close to hitting the big screen as Marvel has finally decided on who will direct him. 

And they’ve chosen…Scott Derrickson. He’s previously written and directed horror flicks like The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister so I wouldn’t be surprised if that was our first clue as to the direction of the Doctor Strange film. Marvel’s Kevin Feige previously said the film needed to be “a Ditko/Kubrick/Miyazaki/The Matrix mind-trip.”

Back in February of this year, we ran a rumory story about Marvel Entertainment choosing between four directors for their Doctor Strange adaptation (and then a week later Feige told us all to calm down about it). Derrickson wasn’t on that list, and while The Hollywood Reporter cites the writers mentioned at that time, Kung Fu Panda’s and Jon Aibel and Glenn Berger as possibly still in the running, there had been talk of Marvel going for a talent who could both write and direct, and Derrickson fits the bill.

Meanwhile, still no movement on Ant-Man’s new director. The last we heard, possible Edgar Wright replacement Adam McKay seemingly declined the job. Who would you like to see play Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange?

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."