Ethan Hawke says that he is confident that director Scott Derickson will deliver an excellent Doctor Strange film.
While speaking to fans on Reddit, the actor shared why he believes Marvel made an excellent choice in selecting Derickson.
“Doctor Strange sounds particularly interesting to me, not just because of the quality of the comic, but because of the man Marvel hired at the helm,” Hawke said. “Scott Derricksen directed me in Sinister, and there's a lot of lousy horror movies made. But Scott Derricksen really understands the genre. And the math and geometry involved in telling a great ghost story. And I feel certain that he will make an excellent Doctor Strange film if they give him the reins.”
Hawke added, “But really, I don't covet any roles as much as I covet relationships with talented people. People often ask me ‘Do I prefer theater or film, or writing or acting?’ And what I really prefer is being in a room with gifted, passionate people. Because it's contagious. It helps you be in touch with the best part of yourself. And sometimes, that doesn't mean really successful, big-shot types. Sometimes it means being in the room with students, and young people whose idealism is undaunted. I like listening to Laurelai Linklater and Ellar Coltrane talk about movies (my costars in Boyhood), and art, cuz they talk straight from their heart, with no secret agenda.”
In the upcoming film Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Dr. Stephen Strange, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon. After his career is destroyed, he gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.
Doctor Strange lands in theaters November 4, 2016.