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Marvel to Leave Movie Fans Baffled by Not Spending Two Hours Detailing Dr. Strange's Origin

Written by ThanosCopter on Monday, August 18 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Marvel to Leave Movie Fans Baffled by Not Spending Two Hours Detailing Dr. Strange's Origin

The studio has reportedly decided to pass on focusing on Dr. Strange's origins in the upcoming film.

Source: Meet the Movie Press Podcast

There's a lot of things we don't know about the upcoming Dr. Strange movie.  We don't know when it'll be released, we don't know who it will star, and we don't know how it will tie into Marvel's overarching cinematic universe.  However, if a new report is to be believed, there's one thing we know the movie won't be: an origin story.

 According to a new report, Marvel is rewriting its Dr. Strange script to forego the traditional "origin story" route that every single new superhero movie franchise seems to take.  On a recent "Meet the Movie Press podcast, Devin Faraci of Badass Digest claims that the new script sees Dr. Strange already established as the Sorceror Surpreme of the Marvel Universe.  

If true, this new script will indoubtedly confuse millions of moviegoers who need to know the minute details of how a superhero decided to use their powers for good in order to understand the hero's motivations.  "It's a very serious conundrum," explained Thaddeus P. Puffinbottoms, professor of Superhero Script Construction at the prestigious DeVry University.  "If we don't see a hero's every tribulation as they slowly build themselves into a hero, it will be nearly impossible for movie viewers to relate to them.  Every superhero movie must begin with an origin story, if only to remind viewers that every superhero's origin isn't all that interesting."

Of course, this isn't the first time Marvel has broken the mold when creating superhero movies.  Marvel previously made the bold choice of assembling a team of white superheroes with one female member in Avengers, and then made the risky decision to make a movie about a white space superhero and his band of assorted misfit characters, including one female character, in Guardians of the Galaxy.  They also boldly chose to introduce black superheroes War Machine and Falcon as supporting sidekick characters in Iron Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  Clearly, this is a studio used to taking risks, so it shouldn't be surprising that Marvel is breaking the mold once again.  

Dr. Strange still doesn't have a release date, or even any formal acknowledgement from Marvel that it exists, but we'll continue to bring you news about the movie as we get it. 



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