The search to find a director for Marvel's Doctor Strange is reportedly down to just three names. Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies) and Mark Andrews (Brave), who were listed as contenders in a report from last month, are still on the short list, along with Scott Derrickson (Sinister), according to The Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit.
DOCTOR STRANGE update: Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Exorcism of Emily Rose) also in the mix to direct the movie.— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) March 11, 2014
Being told Mark Andrews (Brave), Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies) still on the shortlist.— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) March 11, 2014
Just a few days after the original story broke in February, Kevin Feige revealed that the directors listed in that report were not accurate, which also included Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) and Dean Israelite (Welcome to Yesterday). The producer did confirm that they were looking at a number of different filmmakers though, but it isn't known when Marvel intends to make a final decision on who will take the helm of Doctor Strange.
No cast members have been confirmed yet, although it was rumored in January that Johnny Depp may be in contention, while Crispin Glover revealed last month that he would love to take on the role. It isn't known when Marvel plans on making this superhero adventure, although it has been confirmed to be a part of Phase Three. Many believe that this project will be one of the three untitled movies that Marvel has already set release dates for, Untitled Marvel Project 2016 (May 6, 2016}, Second Untitled Marvel Project 2016 (July 8, 2016) and Untitled Marvel Project 2017 (May 5, 2017).