I just came across this story online: George R.R. Martin wants to write Doctor Strange
Wow. I'd love to see what he made of it. Doctor Strange has long been a favourite of mine - but he has suffered from some uninspired writing over the years, and the latest disappointments have been the totally uninspired Doctor Strange, Season One
by Greg Pak and Emma Rios, and The Defenders
by Matt Fraction and Terry Dodson.
The Fraction/Dodson Defenders
looked good. Dodson's art was lovely. And Fraction, who is the best writer at Marvel, had an excellent first issue that went nowhere. That devolved into a fairly dull and incoherent story which had me thinking, "Isn't anything happening yet?" It isn't that he didn't have great characters - Doctor Strange, Danny Rand, Betty Ross - I love them. I loved the way they present Strange's spells. So what happened to the derailed plot?
Seems to me it's long since time for Doctor Strange to become Sorceror Supreme again.
Martin can certainly write grabby and edgy stories, and he has a good touch with magic.
Meanwhile the latest news from Stan Lee
is that there will be a Doctor Strange
movie. There was one, once. It was ignominiously bad. The idea is that there will be another one. George R.R. Martin could write it. Why not? He's had plenty of screenwriting experience, he loves the character, and he understands comics.
I don't think it will happen. But I can wish.