Pixar helping to make Dr Strange?

Dr Strange

Comic book artist Brendan McCarthy has revealed that CGI giants Pixar could be about to sign on to make a Dr Strange movie.

McCarthy, who was recently commissioned by Marvel Comics to dream up a new spin on the surgeon-turned-mystic, says Pixar could be enlisted to animate a movie version of the comic hero.

Speaking with Bad Librarianship recently, he said:

“Curiously enough, I was over in Hollywood earlier this year mooching about, and I had a meeting at Disney and the conversation drifted around to Pixar animating a Dr. Strange movie… Now, wouldn’t that be nice.”

Yes, sir, it really would. In lieu of a live-action movie, this sounds like the next best thing. Not only are Pixar world leaders in terms of animated detail and texture (oh, alright, they’re up there with Ghibli), but their emphasis on character and story is something that a comic adap desperately needs.

For those new to Dr Strange, he begins as a vain, arrogant surgeon who is involved in a car accident that damages his hands, forever ending his ability to perform surgery.

Searching for a cure, he meets the mystical Ancient One, who teaches him the ways of magic. Then, when Strange witnesses his mentor being killed by the evil Mordo, he vows to get revenge…

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.