Apparently, some rumors have been going around about Pixar possibly doing a Doctor Strange film. It seems an odd fit and there’s probably nothing to it at all except for one of those weird urban legends that propagates instantly across the Internet. But for the record, it would be awesome. Why? Because almost everything Pixar do is awesome.
I found out about this through a blog post on Premier.com: Does a Pixar Dr. Strange Movie Make Any Sense?
The author doesn’t think that it makes sense, and he does this thing that I’ve been complaining about in recent posts: his argument against the pairing of Pixar and Doctor Strange is based upon the “fact” that Ang Lee’s Hulk was an utter failure. If you disagree with that premise (as I do), then his argument falls apart.
But really, it’s something of a flawed argument in any case, because it takes for granted that Doctor Strange has no general appeal and can only work on some cultish, cerebral level, in which case, any movie incarnation at all is probably pointless, unless it’s a totally low-budget affair. In a way, I’d almost prefer some group like Pixar have a go at it, since they’d find the right angle on it to make it relatable and human. And for the record, I don’t even think that would be very difficult. Strange’s origin story contains a lot of character development that could work well in a self-contained film.