‘Doctor Strange’ Co-Screenwriter On Marvel Studios Constantly Trying To Evolve The Genre

We will dive into the mystical side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe when the Scott Derrickson directed Doctor Strange hits theaters later this year. Co-screenwriter C. Robert Carghill recently spoke with The Sunday Service about the upcoming film and first teaser trailer and how they’ve only given us a “small taste” of what’s to come. While commenteding on the development process, Carghill has nothing but great things to say about the people over at Marvel and how they are pushing to evolve comic book films beyond the “genre”.

They are constantly trying to evolve the comic book movie, rather than going, “This is what works, we’re doing this.” They’re like, “What haven’t we done yet? Like, what crazy stuff can we do?”

While we recently saw a teaser trailer for the film, Carghill assures that we haven’t even begun to see what they have in store for us with Doctor Strange.

This teaser is, it’s the definition of a teaser. You are only getting a like a small taste of just how crazy this movie gets. We have only just the slightest hints of magic in there. There are major characters you don’t even glimpse in that trailer, there is so much stuff going on, that this thing is just nutty, the stuff they let us do, I can’t believe they let us do it. Like, just, … Kevin Feige and other producers like Stephen Broussard would be “How can we make it crazier?” and I was like “Aw right, let’s play around.” It’s just a hell of an experience.

When asked about how they made sure that this venture into the mystic realm of the Marvel Cinematic Universe would appeal to everyone, Cargill had the following to say on the matter.

The key is, the main thing about Doctor Strange is that he’s got such a great story, he’s got such a great arc … he’s just such a cool character, but essentially it’s got a little something for everybody in the way that Dr Strange has a really great character arc, and is very much about characters. But it’s a superhero story, but it’s also a fantasy film, so if you’r like “Man, I don’t want to watch people fly around and shoot lasers at each other and just watch robots hit each other, I want to watch a fantasy film, I want something like Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings, you get a whole taste of that with Dr. Strange because it’s all very, it’s a very magical fantasy universe, but at the same time it plays by some of the superhero tropes that people enjoy.

Sounds good to me. As someone who loved the first teaser for the film, I’m excited to see what Derrickson and Cargill brought with this project when they release an official trailer later this year. Let us know what you think about Carghill’s comments in the section below. Marvel’s Doctor Strange hits theaters November 4, 2016.

Source: The Sunday Service

Shawn Madden

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