Dr. Stephen Strange is no stranger to comic lovers. Ruler of the mystics, enchantments, and all things magical, the character has been a fan favorite for some time now.
Let’s be honest here. Marvel Studios didn’t create their own branch to just produce movies to be thrown into The Avengers universe. Their plans are focused on those heroes, but they’re much bigger, too. Eventually, they’re going to start diving into solo films without having them tie into enormous pictures like The Avengers. I like to think Marvel Studios is here to stay, so here are six directors I think Marvel should give a chance with their premier magician.
6. M. Night Shyamalan
Responsible For: The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Last Airbender, The Village
Why He’d Be Great: When I think of Shyamalan, I don’t think of a bad director despite his last efforts on the big screen; I think of him more as a failed storyteller, who, after Signs, sort of dropped off without anywhere to go. But his movies are still tight, visually stimulating, and well-paced. He just needs to stop writing them. The good thing about Marvel is that this would be a Marvel Studios production more-so than it ever would be a Shyamalan film. With producers like Kevin Feige keeping him in check and assigning him a great scriptwriter (maybe they should get that gal who penned the original Guardians of the Galaxy script…the one who’s recently been replaced with James Gunn), I don’t see how a Dr. Strange film with Shyamalan attached could loose. It gets him back some credibility as a director and lets him work on relinquishing some power to a screenwriter. A full-on adaptation could be good for the guy. I’d be rooting for him.
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