Marvel has found a new writer for Doctor Strange

Marvel's Doctor Strange adaptation continues to move forwards apace, with Deadline reporting that the studio is in negotiations to bring John Spaihts on board to rewrite the script.

The studio recently filled the director's chair with Scott Derrickson, and is now looking to Spaihts to submit a new draft of the script, after initial work by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer.

Spaihts himself seems overjoyed by the development, taking to Twitter to announce, "Doctor Strange was always my favourite Marvel hero… it's a good day."

Marvel is still working hard on securing a leading man for the title role, with the likes of Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jared Leto all having been linked in recent weeks.

Doctor Strange has yet to receive a release date, but Marvel is thought to be keen to fast-track the project, with a view to a potential franchise in mind…

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