It’s Rumor Time! It seems that Marvel is making “advanced negotiations” with Pinewood-Shepperton Studios for the 2015 filming of Marvel’s feature film on”Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange.” Read on to know more details on this scoop.
According to the site Screen Daily, Marvel is negotiating with the studio for the production of its superhero pic. Preparations for filming have been underway with production to be moved to Shepperton Studios by late 2014 or early 2015. It was also reported that filming will start on the month of May in UK ahead of its undisclosed release date on July 8, 2016.
The studio has been housing productions for Marvel’s partner company Disney, whose Star Wars VII is currently shooting at Pinewood, Avengers: Age of Ultron who has recently wrapped up at Shepperton, Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass which is still in production at the same venue. Other pics tied with the studio are Marvel’s Ant-Man who’s currently shooting at Pinewood’s new Atlanta studios in the US and the next James Bond pic, aptly named “Bond 24” which is expected to start shooting by late 2015 and early 2016.
“Her” star Joaquin Phoenix is reported to be tied with the lead role. Scott Derrcikson is set to direct the feature film from a script penned by writer Jon Spaihts, with Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer who wrote the earlier drafts for the pic.
Doctor Strange was created by the writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko and made his first ever appearance in Strange Tales #110 in 1963. Originally a gifted surgeon, the egotistical Dr. Stephen Strange life changed when he got in a car accident that badly damaged the nerves of his hands. Seeking the help of the Ancient One to heal his hands, the surgeon turned sorcerer was then trained instead to be proficient in the verse of Mystic Arts becoming Earth’s greatest and most powerful mystic and master of the arcane arts, the “Sorcerer Supreme” tasked to defend the realm against demons and mystical forces such as Baron Mordo, Dormammu, Shuma-Gorath, the Undying Ones, and Nightmare.
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