What "style" should the Dr. Strange movie be?

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What thematic style should the Dr. Strange take?

  1. Sci-Fi/Action

  2. Horror/Suspense

  3. Fantasy

  4. Other

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  1. Hypestyle

    Hypestyle Well-Known Member

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    What thematic style should the Dr. Strange movie be in? Should it be action-sci-fi like the Marvel movies up to date? Should it be more horror-suspense? Should it be broad fantasy like Hobbit/LOTR? Should it try to tread another road entirely?
     
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  2. cherokeesam

    cherokeesam SHIELD Director Coulson

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    Gangnam style, of course. :D

    I think it should bridge the gap between fantasy and horror. Lovecraftian style. I picked horror/suspense, since that's the closest; but really, it's both. Dark fantasy.
     
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  3. pr0xyt0xin

    pr0xyt0xin Shaper Savant

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    Dark Fantasy is a good way to describe it. Like Pan's Labyrinth. But it should also be somewhat abstract/surreal. Like The Fountain maybe? I wouldnt mind being confused throughout a Dr. Strange film.
     
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  4. bubbadoom

    bubbadoom Well-Known Member

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    Steve Ditko style...
     
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  5. Hawkingbird

    Hawkingbird I want to be Kate Bishop

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    Dark Fantasy but still reachable for the average movie goer.
     
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  6. Rorschach2012

    Rorschach2012 I'll Cancel the Pizzas

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    Along the lines of the Ninth Gate. With more fantasy like Pans Labyrinth. It should Marvels darkest film yet.
     
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  7. grout

    grout Well-Known Member

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    lol...

    I think the watchmen style would work
     
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  8. Zarex

    Zarex Well-Known Member

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    Team Up style, with Marvel setting a release date for Midnight Sons before Del Toro and DC complete work on Dark Universe.
     
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  9. pr0xyt0xin

    pr0xyt0xin Shaper Savant

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    agreed agreed omg agreed.

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    steve ditko style, aka lysergic acid diethylamide style.
     
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  10. spideymouse

    spideymouse Well-Known Member

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    It's gotta be gritty and realistic. Nolanesque. :o

    :o <--to emphasize the sarcasm.
     
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  11. SlamAdams

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    I would like to see it horror/suspense with some fantasy action. Gothically ornate, super tense, but still darkly funny. Like Ninth Gate, The Prophecy, The Prestige, Angel Heart, The Order with shades of The Sorcerer's Apprentice but ya know less goofy and actually like they are trying.
     
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  12. cherokeesam

    cherokeesam SHIELD Director Coulson

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    As much as I hate continued suggestions to make the Marvel Cinematic Universe more Nolanesque --- all dark and gritty --- Dr. Strange is one Marvel property that actually fits that bill.

    Minus the realism part, of course. :)
     
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  13. metaphysician

    metaphysician Not a Side-Kick

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    High fantasy. It should be similar in genre to Thor, just with urban fantasy elements rather than sci-fi ones.
     
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  14. spideymouse

    spideymouse Well-Known Member

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    Of course, there are those who would argue that the association people make between Nolan and realism is highly exaggerated. Anyone up for Nolan to direct a Dr. Strange movie? Hahaha...
     
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  15. Project862006

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    what ever style terry gilliam films in!!!
     
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  16. cherokeesam

    cherokeesam SHIELD Director Coulson

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    Nah....Strange's magic is occult; Aleister Crowley type stuff, not Gandalf or Harry Potter stuff.
     
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  17. kedrell

    kedrell Fork&SpoonOperator

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    I voted other because basically you're going to need elements of all the other choices to make this work. No Marvel superhero movie can be w/o action and a sense of adventure. Those are foundational and a common denominator of all their films and Dr. Strange is no exception. But I agree with calling it "dark fantasy" as that seems most accurate to the unique factors/variables that Dr. Strange brings to the superhero movie table.
     
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  18. Majik1387

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    I'd say Hellboy 1&2 meets Blade II meets Sucker Punch would be the way to go.
     
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  19. Artistsean

    Artistsean Monkey Boy

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    Paul Giamatti said he wanted Dr. Strange to be this big psychedelic trip of a movie.
     
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  20. kedrell

    kedrell Fork&SpoonOperator

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    In a lot of ways a Dr. Strange movie would be sort of like Batman Begins.
     
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  21. R_Hythlodeus

    R_Hythlodeus Nerd Supreme

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    Lovecraftian style with a Indian Jones kind of lightness to it
     
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  22. Kirk Langstrom

    Kirk Langstrom FRANCINE!!!!

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    Thank you.
     
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  23. KangConquers

    KangConquers Purple Kang, Purple Kang

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    I think of all the films in Marveldom, Strange stands to suffer the most from typical Marvel Studios parameters of tone and content.
     
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  24. Boom

    Boom I got nothin'

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    Probably the best description I've read.
     
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  25. cherokeesam

    cherokeesam SHIELD Director Coulson

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    I don't understand that "Indiana Jones kind of lightness" part.

    There was never anything "light" about the series. Dr. Strange is about black magic, the occult, HP Lovecraft stories (sometimes quite literally, as they borrowed actual names and characters from the Cthulhu mythos), and psychedelic forces of supernature that threatened to rip apart the very fabric of reality.

    I've never read a Dr. Strange comic that made me giggle. Even one bit.
     
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