For fans that love to just jump into the nitty-gritty of the story, you are in luck when it comes to Marvel’s Doctor Strange movie. And quite possibly, future Marvel Cinematic Universe films. According to Devin Faraci, whom reveals on the Schmoes Knows Network, it is looking like a very real possibility.
Doctor Strange, they had a script in house forever….It’s a pretty standard origin story for Doctor Strange, it’s gotta Baron von Mordo as the bad guy. That’s all gone. Marvel’s new thing is no more origin stories. So Doctor Strange’s movie no longer has an origin. It begins in media res, it’s got Doctor Strange all ready established as The Sorcerer Supreme. It’s a totally new script. Jon Spaiths is working totally new, on his own, without any of the previous stuff. They’re not even touching the previous script….This is not going to be 20 minutes of him as a doctor.
Does the general public need an origin story for every comic book character that makes the transition to film? Or can they just jump into the action? It has worked for Tim Burton’s Batman and for Blade, who were already their respective selves when their movies start. Though both had some flashback scenes, for the most part fans were thrust into the middle of their worlds.
So does Marvel need to tell how each character comes to be? Personally if it has a good script, and drops a little back story, I think Marvel will do just fine. It’s not an original idea, and has worked for others in the past. (Source: Badass Digest, via /film)