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Doctor Strange will NOT be an origins tale?

August 18th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Is it possible that the upcoming Doctor Strange movie could be a not-origin tale?

Although Strange is well known to comic fans, he’s pretty much unknown to the average joe on the street, so one would imagine that a movie would need to give the origins of such a spectacular character to the audience to set things up. But, if the rumours are true, this isn’t to be…

On the latest episode of Meet The Movie Press (below – skip to 52mins for this story) Badass Digest’s Devin Faraci reveals that it may not be the case at all: “So, for Dr. Strange they’ve had a script in-house forever. It is a pretty standard origin story for Doctor Strange. It’s got Baron Mordo as the bad guy. That’s all gone. Marvel’s new thing is no more origin stories. So, Dr. Strange movie no longer has an origin. It begins in medias res. It has Dr. Strange already established as the Sorcerer Supreme. It is a totally new script. Jon Spaihts is working totally new, On his own, without any of the previous stuff. Not even touching the previous script.”

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….