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Prometheus Writer to Write Marvel’s Doctor Strange

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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:

Jared Leto Eyeing Doctor Strange?

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The rumors are a-swirling as it is being reported that Jared Leto is being eyed for the lead role in the upcoming Doctor Strange film adaptation.

According to Badass Digest, Marvel “likes” Leto for surgeon-turned-sorcerer Stephen Strange. Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange (known as Doctor Strange) is a superhero created by Marvel. Doctor Strange is a former neurosurgeon who serves as the Sorcerer Supreme — the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats.

It was reported last week that Sinister director Scott Derrickson was in talks to direct the film. Marvel has yet to comment, but Derrickson tweeted out a picture of himself with a Dr. Strange comic – stating that it would be his next project.

Leto is an Academy Award winner who is most known for his roles on Dallas Buyers Club, Requiem for a Dream, and Mr. Nobody. He also took home an Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club. 

There is no word yet on whether Leto is truly in talks for the role or if the internet (once again) is getting ahead of itself.