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Is Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin the guy to tackle the world of Doctor Strange?

Sep. 21, 2012by: Niki Stephens

Hey Marvel Studios! We have someone who is a great writer and seems genuinely interested in the solo DOCTOR STRANGE film. I need you take notice. I don't give a crap if someone else wrote a draft.

When Game of Thrones writer and creator George R.R. Martin sat down with MTV Geek, he told them which character in the Marvel Universe he would be interesting in taking on if he was given the chance to write a comic film. To no real surprise, it was Doctor Stephen Strange. Within two minutes, Martin explains what a DOCTOR STRANGE movie should be and hits the nail right on the head. I love this man.

Here's what he had to say (via GeekTyrant):

"I don't know what my story angle would be. The character I'd have the most fun writing would be Doctor Strange,the master of the mystic arts, he was always one of my favorites ... but before I did that 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 ... 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."

"I'd separate him off from the rest of the Marvel universe and not make him part of a team. 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."

Think of the possibilities-- Viggo Mortensen in the lead with Martin as the writer-- my brain just exploded.

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12:29AM on 09/21/2012
No damnit! Let him focus on getting the damn ASoFaI books out!
No damnit! Let him focus on getting the damn ASoFaI books out!
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12:46AM on 09/21/2012
hes never gonna finish
hes never gonna finish
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6:04AM on 09/21/2012
Agreed. This guy is a great writer and Im glad he has a genuine interest in comics and this character, but get back to work! His problem now is that, for years he's farted around, releasing books when he wanted. Now that the GOT series is a hit, the shows are rapidly gaining on his published material. He'll have to have books 6 and 7 done in the next 2 or 3 years or he's FUBAR., By next summer, the show will have covered 3 of 5 books in two and a half years. Twice as fast as he writes.
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Agreed. This guy is a great writer and Im glad he has a genuine interest in comics and this character, but get back to work! His problem now is that, for years he's farted around, releasing books when he wanted. Now that the GOT series is a hit, the shows are rapidly gaining on his published material. He'll have to have books 6 and 7 done in the next 2 or 3 years or he's FUBAR., By next summer, the show will have covered 3 of 5 books in two and a half years. Twice as fast as he writes.
Plus Marvel will never sign that deal.
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6:56PM on 09/23/2012
The pace at which these books come out Game of Thrones will have to be on its 12 or 13th season by the time Martin gets around to putting out the last book. It takes him around 5 yrs between books.
The pace at which these books come out Game of Thrones will have to be on its 12 or 13th season by the time Martin gets around to putting out the last book. It takes him around 5 yrs between books.
6:47AM on 09/21/2012
Book 3 is actually going to be split into two seasons. Books 4 and 5 happen simultaneously with each one covering only half the characters. Chances are good that they'll combine those two books into one story that could easily span three seasons. That's 7 seasons worth of tv from the 5 books that are currently out which leaves him about 5 years to have Book 6 out and Book 7 near completion.

I'm not worried about having the series finished in time. I'm more worried about the child actors
Book 3 is actually going to be split into two seasons. Books 4 and 5 happen simultaneously with each one covering only half the characters. Chances are good that they'll combine those two books into one story that could easily span three seasons. That's 7 seasons worth of tv from the 5 books that are currently out which leaves him about 5 years to have Book 6 out and Book 7 near completion.

I'm not worried about having the series finished in time. I'm more worried about the child actors playing Bran and Arya. I mean the actress who plays Arya is already 14 or so, I'm not sure how much longer she'll be able to convincingly play an 11 year old or however old she's supposed to be. It'll be like Walt on LOST all over again, only they can't very well write Arya out of the show.
11:13AM on 09/21/2012
I couldn't even finish the third book it was so freaking long.
I couldn't even finish the third book it was so freaking long.
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6:54PM on 09/23/2012
Umm no .. this mother fucker needs to get his ADD undercontrol and finish up the Fire and Ice Series. He still owes us 2 more books and 5-6 yrs between books is unacceptable.
Umm no .. this mother fucker needs to get his ADD undercontrol and finish up the Fire and Ice Series. He still owes us 2 more books and 5-6 yrs between books is unacceptable.
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