While Scott Derrickson, the director of Doctor Strange, may be working for Marvel, he revealed in a recent interview that he’s particularly looking forward to two movies on DC’s schedule – one for its director, and the other for the title character.
When interviewed by Screen Rant, Scott Derrickson was asked about the development of the DC Extended Universe. While he didn’t comment on how the Warner Brothers approach differs from what Marvel Studios has done, he did mention that he was very interested in two of their movies:
You know, all I can say is, I didn’t read as many DC comics as Marvel comics growing up but I did read DC comics and – 100 percent honest answer, honest, truthful answer – the DC comic I read the most was Aquaman. I loved Aquaman. I read that comic pretty regularly as a kid. And they’ve got James Wan – who I think is one of the very best commercial directors in the world, right now – behind that. I’m so excited about that movie. And I have a lot of hope for Wonder Woman. I really like her introduction in Batman V Superman and they’ve got a great character on their hands. My hope is that character will catch fire and have a strong presence. I root for those movies, ya know? I root for all movies, but I especially root for good comic book movies. It’s the best, most interesting genre going right now.
In short, it seems that like James Gunn, Scott Derrickson isn’t particularly interested in contributing to a largely fan-based rivalry between the two studios and is more interested in seeing a bunch of comic book movies as a fan. After all, the explosion of CBMs in the past two decades – and particularly, the past five years – have left fans with a lot to choose from and more than enough room for trash-talk between a handful of communities. This kind of an olive branch feels like a breath of fresh air when all is said and done.
Wonder Woman will be released on June 2, 2017. Aquaman will be released on October 5, 2018. A sequel to Doctor Strange has yet to be announced.
Source: Screen Rant