As Marvel Studios begins to look to the post-“Avengers” superhero movies, one character who keeps coming up for a solo movie is Doctor Strange.
The studio has reportedly hired “Conan” screenwriters Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer for a script treatment and are looking to bring the character to the silver screen in the near future.
But a story from MTV News says that the film might not be live action, but instead could come from Disney’s Pixar Studios.
As you may know, Disney bought Marvel last year and could be part of the future plans to bring the Marvel heroes to the big-screen. And that includes Doctor Strange.
According to comic artist and writer Brendan McCarthy, both sides are open to the idea of Pixar developing the Doctor Strange movie.
In an interview with comics blog Bad Librarianship, McCarthy recalls a discussion he had about adapting Doctor Strange while in a meeting with Disney.
“I was over in Hollywood earlier this year mooching about, and I had a meeting at Disney and the conversation drifted around to Pixar animating a ‘Doctor Strange’ movie… Now, wouldn’t that be nice…”
There’s no official word from Marvel or Disney on this but given the nature of Doctor Strange, a Pixar animated movie wouldn’t necessarily be a bad idea.