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Jon Spaihts Tapped to Write Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’

Jon Spaihts is in negotiations to write the script for Marvel’s “Doctor Strange.”

Scott Derrickson is on board to direct the pic which will be produced by by Kevin Feige. Executive producers on the project are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Stephen Broussard.

Marvel had no comment on Spaihts’ involvement.

The comicbook revolves around a former neurosurgeon who serves as the “Sorcerer Supreme” — the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Strange made his first appearance in the 1963 comicbook series “Strange Tales” and went on to have his own standalone series and appear in several other Marvel Comics properties, including “The Fantastic Four,” “Spider-Man” and “Nick Fury.”

Best known for penning Fox’s “Prometheus,” Spaihts most recently wrote the reboot of “The Mummy” for Universal. He is repped by CAA and Circle of Confusion.

Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

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