June 22nd, 2010
06:46 PM ET

Does Disney have plans for Dr. Strange?

It looks like Dr. Strange will finally make his way to a movie theater. According to Deadline.com, the Marvel hero may be among the first crop of films to emerge under the Disney banner.

Apparently, Marvel has hired “Conan” writers Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer to pen the script about Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s New York surgeon who loses his sense of touch after an accident and learns to use his mind to defeat evil instead of physical force.

Obviously, this news still leaves room for a number of questions, namely how much money would Marvel throw behind this, and who would play Dr. Strange? But it will likely be a while before any of those are answered.

In the meantime, Marvel is still committed to distribute four other movies through Paramount, including "Iron Man 3," “Thor,” “The First Avenger: Captain America” and most likely “Avengers.”

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