And the next piece of the puzzle for Dr. Strange is in place, as Jon Spaihts is in final negotiations to write the feature for Marvel Studios, Deadline reports. The writer was the first on Prometheus (though other writers finished the shooting script), and currently has other genre scripts in production in Hollywood, including a remake of The Mummy at Universal.
It’s unclear whether he will write based on an earlier script by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, or will be working from scratch. Doctor Strange was previously reported as having Scott Derrickson attached as director. Marvel Studios has yet to confirm anything for the film, though Derrickson did tweet confirmation of his involvement.
Deadline also echoed previous reports/rumors that on Marvel's shortlist to star are Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Jared Leto.