Marvel Turned Down a Del Toro and Gaiman Movie
Marvel Studios is currently working on a rendition of “Doctor Strange”, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and directed by Scott Derrickson. However, it has been revealed that Marvel added something interesting to the growing pile of “what if”. According to Neil Gaiman (Coraline, Beowulf, Stardust), he was hoping to team up with legendary director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, the Hobbit movies) on a Doctor Strange movie, but was ultimately turned down.
While it has been known for some time that the two men were interested in doing a Doctor Strange movie, it was widely believed that they would be too busy with other projects like Hellboy 3 and the Hobbit movies to bring this to fruition. Now we know that Marvel put a stop to the project before it could even begin.
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