Strange days are upon us. Now that Disney has acquired Marvel Studios for $4 billion, the company is anxious to begin harvesting superheroes from the comic book line of stars. And first up just might be 'Dr. Strange.' According to a report at Deadline Hollywood, Marvel has hired new 'Conan' writers Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer to write a screenplay for the hero, which Savoy Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Dimension Films and Paramount have tried to bring to the screen before Marvel got the rights back. Created by Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko, Dr. Strange first appeared in 1963; the good doctor was a New York surgeon who turned to the supernatural and paranormal to fight off evil-doers after a car accident damaged his hands. Marvel has four more films committed to be distributed through Paramount: 'Iron-Man 3,' 'Thor,' 'The First Avenger: Captain America,' and most likely 'The Avengers,' but that doesn't preclude them from beginning work on new projects.
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