When it comes to a new writer being brought into a project – more specifically, a comic book film – it’s usually hard to keep it from being revealed through the trades. Take Thor: Ragnarok, for example. Earlier this month, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Stephany Folsom was being brought in to work on the film, which already has a script from Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World) and Craig Kyle. She’ll be expanding upon their script and more than likely working with director Taika Waititi on getting it ready for production in June. While bringing in a new writer isn’t something we’re used to seeing a press release from Marvel on, we’re used to seeing the trades report it before it’s confirmed by the individuals involved.
And yet, somehow this one managed to not get out somehow. When it comes to Doctor Strange, which is currently in production in London, the last we heard, Jon Spaihts (Passengers, Prometheus) was brought in to work on the script. That was back in June 2014 and was first reported by Deadline. Skip ahead to December 2015. Doctor Strange has been in production for about a month now, and we’re just now learning that director Scott Derrickson has brought in his Sinister writing partnet, Robert Cargill to work on the script for the film. It was news that was revealed by Cargill after fans began to speculate that he was involved with the production in some way.
One last tweet before bed for clarification: as usual, I've been writing with Scott Derrickson on DOCTOR STRANGE.
— C. Robert Cargill (@Massawyrm) December 14, 2015
It’s not too surprising that Derrickson brought Cargill aboard, but it is surprising that we’re just now hearing about this so late in the game. What do you think about his news? Are you excited to see what Cargill and Derrickson have done with the script? Sound off in the comments below!
And to end the post, here’s an exciting tweet from Marvel co-president Louis D’Esposito who visited the set earlier today! (Be sure to look in the background!)
— Louis D'Esposito (@louisde2) December 14, 2015
Doctor Strange hits movie theaters on November 4th, 2016.