Magazine article Screen International

Marvel's Doctor Strange Set to Shoot in UK

Magazine article Screen International

Marvel's Doctor Strange Set to Shoot in UK

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EXCLUSIVE: Marvel in advanced negotiations to send superhero film to Pinewood-Shepperton for mid-2015 shoot.

Marvel Studios is in advanced negotiations to shoot upcoming superhero film Doctor Strange at Pinewood-Shepperton, ScreenDaily understands.

Preparations on the ground are already in motion with crew being assembled for a move into Shepperton in late 2014/early 2015.

A tentative shoot date has been mooted for May 2015 with Marvel having reportedly dated the film's release for July 8, 2016.

Scott Derrickson is due to direct the feature about the former neurosurgeon who serves as the Sorcerer Supreme - the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats.

The character, who made his first appearance in the Marvel Universe more than 50 years ago, was first created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. A number of studios have tried to get a feature about him off the ground since the 1990s.

Doctor Strange has been described as "the mightiest magician in the cosmos" and "the most powerful humanoid hero of all in the Marvel comics universe". …

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