Marvel Giant Stan Lee Approves Of Scott Derrickson’s ‘Doctor Strange’

Stan Lee Doctor Strange

In just three short months, Doctor Strange will be released in theaters. Marvel fans, and superhero fans in general, have been waiting a long time for the film, which promises to show a dark-fantasy side of Marvel they’ve only barely touched with the Thor movies.

After an exciting Comic-Con trailer, Doctor Strange has quickly become the talk of the town, with the majority of comic book fans excited to see what director Scott Derickson has in store for us. Of course, there’s one comic book mega-fan who doesn’t have to wait until November to know how the movie is- Stan Lee!

The very face of Marvel himself was at Fan Expo Canada this weekend, promoting the future of Marvel entertainment with a fan Q&A. When asked about the upcoming Doctor Strange movie, Lee had nothing but kind words for the film and its director.

Stan Lee told fans that he believes in Scott Derrickson’s film, saying he thinks he did Doctor Strange right. He should know after all, Stan Lee spent most of his lifetime transforming Marvel into the powerhouse it is today. If anyone knows if a character is being done justice, it’s the person who helped create the character in the first place!

Of course, the verdict is still out on whether or not Doctor Strange will Marvel’s game changer, or if it will crash and burn. Given Marvel’s impressive film record when it comes to movies, it will most likely be the the former. But we’ll all know for sure when Doctor Strange hits theaters November 4, 2016.

Read the official Doctor Strange synopsis:

Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.

Source: Comicbook.com

Adonis Gonzalez

Adonis Gonzalez

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  • Vegas82

    Has Stan Lee every said anything critical of the MCU?

    • Jon Negroni

      No, in fact the only Marvel movie period he’s “sort of” admitted to be a failure is Fantastic Four (2015). And he recently said he’s not a fan of Doctor Doom from the 2005 version. Other than that, he’s been quite positive on all of the movies, especially MCU.

      • Darthmanwe

        Setting aside the fact that he never said anything negative about MCU, when it comes to Dr. Strange, I don’t trust Stan Lee one bit. The character’s introduction into marvel proper is his weakest stories, which was done by Stan, and Ditko saved it with his artwork.

        Later on, some better writers worked on strange with ditko, and with other artists, arguably increasing his fame much more than Stan Lee ever could. Stracynzski’s story update is still the best thing about it.

        So I’d prefer is he would comment, not stan lee.