Marvel aficionados can breathe a sigh of relief, they’ve been able to hold on to 1 director for at least 2 hours now.
Scott Derrickson (“Sinister”, “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”) is slated to helm Marvel’s Phase 3 project “Doctor Strange”
Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange (known as Doctor Strange) is a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Doctor Strange is a former neurosurgeon who serves as the Sorcerer Supreme — the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Debuting in the Silver Age of comics, the character featured in several self-titled series and Marvel-endorsed products including video games; animated television series; a direct-to-DVD film; and merchandise such as trading cards.
Derrickson, meanwhile, has a less illustrious career so far; he helmed 2012’s “Sinister” which he also wrote, and the creepy “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” but he also directed the universally panned “The Day the Earth Stood Still” with Keanu Reeves. Up next for Derrickson is “Deliver Us from Evil” a true(ish) story of a NY police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) who investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city. After that he is scheduled to direct “Two Eyes Staring”, a horror tale centered on the friendship between a young girl and the ghost of her mother’s twin.
So this begs the question: Does he only do horror well? If so, what can we expect for “Doctor Strange”? Only time will tell.