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Could Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez be helming Doctor Strange for Marvel?

Apr. 8, 2013by:

Fede Alvarez certainly came through on his promises to deliver a quality EVIL DEAD and with that film opening number one at the box office, his name is now shooting to the top of lists for upcoming studio projects. With his producer Sam Raimi already a figure in Marvel films, is there a superhero project in the wings for the Uruguayan filmmaker?

Possibly, according to Latino Review. They are hearing that Alvarez and screenwriter Rodo Sayagues have had meetings with Marvel about developing a superhero film. The meeting appears to be real, but the rumors are pure speculation. The duo are likely, much like how Edgar Wright did with ANT-MAN, pitching a slew of ideas on what characters they would be interested in bringing to the big screen. They could be prepping for a new feature in Marvel's Phase Three or they could be looking much further down the road than that. Alvarez has already voiced that he will be working on a sequel to EVIL DEAD, but the lure of a Marvel gig could outweigh a small budget horror film and force Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell to find a replacement.

So, what project does Latino Review think Alvarez may be headed for? DOCTOR STRANGE. The only other announced Phase Three film aside from ANT-MAN, DOCTOR STRANGE would be one of the more out-there concepts aside from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. And, as EVIL DEAD has shown, Alvarez is not scared of using special effects. The idea of a superhero movie using practical effects would be interesting, but DOCTOR STRANGE would rely on a lot of CGI.

Consider this total rumor at this point, but it would be interesting to see how this develops.

Extra Tidbit: What other heroes could Alvarez be a fit to bring to the big screen?
Source: Latino Review

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5:23PM on 04/08/2013

It'll never happen but...

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11:53PM on 04/08/2013
Yeah, not likely.
Yeah, not likely.
5:15PM on 04/08/2013
Thats a interesting rumor. I'd say its the kind of inspired director pick that Marvel usually has

I could see Fede doing a more true-to-source Constantine movie or at the very least a Cal MacDonald movie
Thats a interesting rumor. I'd say its the kind of inspired director pick that Marvel usually has

I could see Fede doing a more true-to-source Constantine movie or at the very least a Cal MacDonald movie
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12:00AM on 04/09/2013
Yeah, I honestly think he'd be perfect for a Constantine movie. It almost makes a little sad, because there are a lot of great darker DC properties I think he'd be perfect, but the chance of him ever doing them are going to be slim to none if he ends up doing a Marvel picture first.

That's not to say there aren't Marvel properties he'd be great for. I think he'd be awesome if they ever chose to reboot Blade, or would be perfect for a Hellstrom or Blaze film or would have been spot on if they
Yeah, I honestly think he'd be perfect for a Constantine movie. It almost makes a little sad, because there are a lot of great darker DC properties I think he'd be perfect, but the chance of him ever doing them are going to be slim to none if he ends up doing a Marvel picture first.

That's not to say there aren't Marvel properties he'd be great for. I think he'd be awesome if they ever chose to reboot Blade, or would be perfect for a Hellstrom or Blaze film or would have been spot on if they had made a good, true to source Ghost Rider flick. I don't think he'd be a bad choice for Dr. Strange, but there are others I'd rather see. Del Toro is the obvious dream choice, but after seeing The Fall for the first time Tarsem became my clear second choice. However, his other projects have proven that he's amazing with visuals but not so much with story. I think Juan A. Bayona would be a fantastic choice, and Matt Reeves and Drew Goddard would both be serviceable as well.
5:14PM on 04/08/2013
These days, you never know who will fit a movie perfectly because there's plenty of room for mistakes. Doctor Strange is a project that Marvel will be putting a lot of bets on, and I'm hoping it pays off.
These days, you never know who will fit a movie perfectly because there's plenty of room for mistakes. Doctor Strange is a project that Marvel will be putting a lot of bets on, and I'm hoping it pays off.
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7:46AM on 04/09/2013
What is it with directors directing one movie then getting a Marvel movie or JP4. Quick someone help me make a movie, theres a couple of Marvel properties Id like to take a crack at
What is it with directors directing one movie then getting a Marvel movie or JP4. Quick someone help me make a movie, theres a couple of Marvel properties Id like to take a crack at
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11:01PM on 04/09/2013

This

just might work, the dude has so much potential and it shows.
just might work, the dude has so much potential and it shows.
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6:54PM on 04/08/2013
Ooh, that would be good.
Ooh, that would be good.
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2:57AM on 04/09/2013
Oh, was Evil Dead #1 this week? I heard it did as expected and that's nothing to make a big deal about like potentially getting a movie deal with Marvel
Oh, was Evil Dead #1 this week? I heard it did as expected and that's nothing to make a big deal about like potentially getting a movie deal with Marvel
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8:23PM on 04/08/2013
I like the idea of him directing, but I always pictured Del Toro or someone of his caliber directing since there would be alot of magic and supernatural elements to this character and film.

I still like Jeffrey Dean Morgan or Luke Evans for Doctor Strange.
I like the idea of him directing, but I always pictured Del Toro or someone of his caliber directing since there would be alot of magic and supernatural elements to this character and film.

I still like Jeffrey Dean Morgan or Luke Evans for Doctor Strange.
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