According to a report from Deadline, Jon Spaihts is currently in talks to write the script for the upcoming Marvel film, Doctor Strange.
Making his first appearance in 1963, Doctor Strange follows a brilliant neurosurgeon Stephen Strange, whose journey begins after a car accident. Through his recovery, Strange starts on a path to become the “master of the Mystic Arts.”
There is no confirmed actor in line to play Doctor Strange though it is rumored to be between Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Jared Leto.
Spaihts is most known for his science fiction work including 2011’s The Darkest Hour and most recently his work on Prometheus which he worked on with Damon Lindelof. He is currently working on the Mummy reboot with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
Doctor Strange will be directed by Scott Derrickson. The first draft of the film was written by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer.
Spaihts tweeted about the negotiations as you can see below:
Doctor Strange was always my favorite Marvel hero. It’s a good day. http://t.co/1hInjPWnbQ
— Jon Spaihts (@jonspaihts) June 18, 2014