Over at Bad Librarianship (via Cinemablend), cartoonish Brendan McCarthy was talking up his recent "Spider-Man: Fever" miniseries, which hits stores this week as a trade paperback (it's seriously brilliant - everyone should buy ten copies), and let slip that Pixar might be working on its first superhero movie, post-Marvel acquisition.
"I was over in Hollywood earlier this year mooching about," the writer-artist said, "and I had a meeting at Disney and the conversation drifted around to Pixar animating a Dr. Strange movie."
While this is certainly an intriguing tidbit -- the flawless Pixar bunch taking on the Marvel Universe's Sorcerer Supreme -- but we wouldn't bet money on it happening just yet. We know that once Marvel was absorbed by the mouse, there were many at Pixar that were very excited. And we know that a Dr. Strange movie is in the works. But the line between Disney and Pixar is blurring with each passing day, with chief Pixar people operating in the highest creative positions available at Disney proper, and we wouldn't be surprised if Pixar was just advising the movie on a creative level, as it had recently with the forthcoming Muppet movie and "Tron Legacy."
But, if for some reason, Pixar does do an animated Dr. Strange movie, which, we can all agree, would be pretty fucking cool, it'd be great if McCarthy was involved. His swirling, trippy Day Glo pages for "Spider-Man: Fever" were absolutely enchanting. And we hate to use this pun but, of course, stranger things have happened.