Were Neil Gaiman and Guillermo del Toro working on Doctor Strange?

Written by Vic Medina | published

Somewhere in the multiverse, there is a file Dr. Gharib Film written by Neil Gaiman and directed by Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro. Unfortunately, you are not in this particular universe. All we can do is think about what it could be, thanks to a recent podcast interview with Gaiman, where Sandman The creator spoke about the proposal Dr. Gharib The movie once shown on Marvel honcho by Kevin Feige. According to Murphy’s Multiverse, the idea was dropped, and the pair pursued bigger things. Gaiman gave his memories of the lost movie to Josh Horowitz happy sad confused Podcast while recording live in New York City. for him Dr. Gharib Comments about the 55-minute mark come in the video below.

According to Neil Gaiman, even though there were two A-list talents willing to take on the character, Marvel wasn’t interested in Dr. Gharib movie at the time. They said, ‘We just want to focus on the core characters for now. Dr. Gharib It is the way. “We don’t want to go there,” Gaiman recalls. At that time, Marvel Studios was in the middle of producing the original Iron Man And the Incredible Hulkwhere they were working towards Avengers movie, so he and Guillermo del Toro gave up on the idea.

Dr. Gharib It really got a big screen adaptation in 2016 from director and co-writer Scott Derrickson, with Sam Raimi leading a sequel released earlier this year. However, Marvel fans were likely to turn in order to take on the Neil Gaiman he planned for the character, which was initially supposed to be set in the 1920s, and see the character become an alcoholic and a dismissed doctor, only to begin his training to become the greatest wizard of any time ago.

“The idea is that he went through all that and training to become the greatest magician in the world probably in the early ’30s and late ’20s, and he’s been living in Greenwich Village for 90 years and looking the same as he is,” he said. “Nobody really noticed,” he said. Kind of like Steve Ditko because, you know, that’s the best.” One could only imagine the visuals Guillermo del Toro would have created, but Ali’s nightmarey gives us a good idea.

In 2007, Neil Gaiman had just finished writing eternity In a seven-issue limited series drawn by John Romita, Jr. for Marvel Comics. It was a well-accepted reboot of the classic characters created by Jack Kirby, and helped form the basis for an introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe last year. Meanwhile, Guillermo del Toro had come out of his critically acclaimed fantasy film Pan . mazewhich received six Oscar nominations. It won three awards, most notably Best Cinematography, and helped establish the director as a true artist. Del Toro continued to write and direct Hellboy II: The Golden Army In 2008, the Oscar win will come water shape After a decade. In 2009, Gaiman saw his book Coraline It was made into an animated film by Henry Selick.Nightmare Before Christmas).

Neither Neil Gaiman nor Guillermo del Toro has been able to do a Marvel movie, although del Toro has been rumored to be considering making a movie based on one of Marvel’s darker characters, considering both Ghost Rider and Man-Thing. Since then, he has been busy writing the hobbit trilogy, won Academy Awards, and geared up for his latest directing effort, Pinocchio from Guillermo del Torofor Netflix. Gaiman already wrote Eternal / Marvel Knights Animated comic book series in 2014, but has mostly remained busy working within the DC Comics universe, which led to the creation of the 2017 television series. The devilbased on his comic book Vertigo, and of course, his long-awaited live-action adaptation hypnotic for Netflix. She debuted in August to receive praise and criticism from fans, who certainly split over her.

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