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'Dr. Strange' Movie May Not Be an Origin Story

August 17, 2014 (2:53 pm) GMT
Jon Spaihts reportedly writes a 'totally new' story without touching the original script to bring Stephen Strange into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
'Dr. Strange' Movie May Not Be an Origin Story

What to expect from Marvel's upcoming "Dr. Strange" movie may have been revealed. According to Devin Faraci of Badass Digest during a chat on Meet the Movie Press podcast, the flick will not focus on the story of how Stephen Strange gained his superpowers.

"This is not going to be twenty-minutes of him being a doctor," he said. "For Dr. Strange they've had a script in-house forever. It is a pretty standard origin story for Doctor Strange. It's got Baron Mordo as the bad guy. That's all gone," he said of the original script.

"Dr. Strange movie no longer has an origin. It begins in medias res. It has Dr. Strange already established as the Sorcerer Supreme. It is a totally new script. Jon Spaihts is working totally new, On his own, without any of the previous stuff. Not even touching the previous script."

Marvel's head Kevin Feige once said the film would be the "doorway" to enter the supernatural side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Scott Derrickson ("", "") will serve behind the lens. The movie is slated for July 8, 2016.

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