So, Marvel's gearing up for a Doctor Strange movie, possibly their first project under the Disney banner. They've got the guys who wrote the upcoming Conan relaunch on the job, which doesn't exactly get me fired up, mostly because I haven't seen anything from them and their upcoming slate looks very "Justin Marks" to me (Marks being the screenwriter inexplicably attached to a bunch of fan properties for no discernible reason, that is, until Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li came out. I don't hear much about Justin Marks these days).

They're going to need a director, and while the name being thrown around in geek circles the most is Guillermo del Toro, I still don't think he's the perfect guy for Doctor Strange, Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme. My fear is that the film, in del Toro's hands, would end up being a glossy, crowd-pleasing amalgamation of Hellboy and Iron Man. That's all well and good, and would probably supply a solid two hours of entertainment, but it won't feel like something we've never seen before.
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