As author of the acclaimed A Song of Ice and Fire novels, we already know George R.R. Martin can write. Now the man behind the series that has become HBO's hit show Game of Thrones wants to tackle another genre—comic books. There's just one catch.
In an interview with MTV Geek, Martin got to chatting about his love of Marvel Comics, and said he's always wanted to write a Doctor Strange tale. But, he'd only do it if he had an "iron-clad" agreement that his story would never be retconned or undone.
Pfft. Like that'd ever happen.
Here are his comments, which makes us wish so much this could actually happen:
"I don't know what my story angle would be. The character I'd have the most fun writing would be Doctor Strange,the master of the mystic arts, he was always one of my favorites … but before I did that I'd have my lawyers meet with Marvel's lawyers and work out an iron-clad contract that would say that whatever I did in the story would continue on forever and would never be retconned, rebooted or reimagined out of the universe when some later writer decided to mess around with it … I always hated reboots and retconns and the fact that a new writer comes in and 'un-does' what the previous writer did and brings dead characters back to life, kills new characters. … but I did love Doctor Strange and if I was to write a Marvel character him and his dimensions would be it.
I'd separate him off from the rest of the Marvel universe and not make him part of a team. He doesn't really fit any of that stuff, he's a guy that shouldn't even be known to the rest of the heroes, living on the edge of the Marvel Universe protecting the world and our dimension and plane from dangers and forces out there that the other characters like Spider-Man and The Avengers don't even dream exist. He's our wall against Cthullu and the Old-Ones and the dread Dormammu. That's when Doctor Strange was at his best, Stan Lee and Ditko were [writing] him in just that manner."
If you want to hear Martin's plan with your own ears, check out a video of the interview below:
What do you think? Would Martin be a good fit for Doctor Strange?