Who’s Thrown His Hat Into the Ring to Write “Doctor Strange?”

When and if Marvel’s Doctor Strange makes it to the big-screen, one of fantasy’s biggest name writers would like a crack at penning the script for the project, under a few conditions.

George R.R. Martin reveals he’s talked to Marvel about penning the project, but that he’s got a couple of stipulations before he puts pen to paper.

“I’d have my lawyers meet with Marvel’s lawyers and work out an iron-clad contract that would say that whatever I did in the story would continue on forever and would never be retconned, rebooted or reimagined out of the universe when some later writer decided to mess around with it,” Martin tells MTV Geek. “I always hated reboots and retconns and the fact that a new writer comes in and ‘un-does’ what the previous writer did and brings dead characters back to life, kills new characters. … but I did love Doctor Strange and if I was to write a Marvel character him and his dimensions would be it.”

Martin went on to say that he’d make Strange separate from the rest of the current Marvel movie universe.

“He doesn’t really fit any of that stuff, he’s a guy that shouldn’t even be known to the rest of the heroes, living on the edge of the Marvel Universe protecting the world and our dimension and plane from dangers and forces out there that the other characters like Spider-Man and The Avengers don’t even dream exist. He’s our wall against Cthullu and the Old-Ones and the dread Dormammu. That’s when Doctor Strange was at his best, Stan Lee and Ditko were [writing] him in just that manner,” Martin says.

Of course, should Martin get the gig, he’d have to take time away from the next Song of Ice and Fire novel. So, fans would you like to see Martin write a Doctor Strange movie or should he stick to his fantasy novel and finish those first?


  1. Dan Vzare says

    Sounds sort of good, but at the same time, sounds like he’s planning on completely changing the character, while at the same time… oh I don’t know. I’ll leave this one to everyone else, I honestly can’t give my opinon until after the film.

  2. says

    I don’t have a problem with the stipulations in his contract so long as Marvel is allowed to give the story its stamp of approval. That is what has made the latest batch of Marvel movies (Iron Man, Thor, Avengers, etc.) so incredibly strong. Marvel made sure that the stories weren’t crap!

  3. Marshal says

    I don’t think Marvel will go for those stipulations because from what I have heard, Doctor Starnge is going to be an integral part of the next Thor movie. I suppose GRRM could take that character and do his own thing, but I don’t think his wish to keep Strange separate from the other Marvel movies is already crushed.

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