Doctor Strange Director Shortlist: Mark Andrews, Jonathan Levine, Nikolaj Arcel and Dean Israelite

doctor strange Well there’s no shortage of Marvel movie news these days is there? With Fantastic Four casting done, Guardians of the Galaxy now on its way to theaters, let us now turn our attention to a movie that’s been in the works over at Marvel Studios for a long time now.

THR reports Marvel brass) have begun narrowing down potential directors to take on Doctor Strange. The four directors who have already or will be meeting with Marvel about the gig are: Mark Andrews, Jonathan Levine, Nikolaj Arcel and Dean Israelite.

All four up and comers, with Andrews having directed Pixar’s Brave, Levine the guy behind 50/50 and Warm Bodies (and, I think, my favorite from this list), Arcel the Danish Oscar nominee A Royal Affair and Israelite the found footage time travel actioner Welcome to Yesterday, which was just recently announced to be pushed back indefinitely. Bad sign?

Concurrently, Marvel is also meeting with potential writers to help bring the Sorcerer Supreme to the big screen. They want either a writer/director who can do both, or a director and writer who can work together on the script. Jon Aibel and Glenn Berger, who did Kung Fu Panda, are on the potential writers list.

Phew. So many comic book movies, so little time.

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