Rumor: Marvel and Johnny Depp Met About DOCTOR STRANGE [Updated]

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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says a Doctor Strange movie is “next up” for the post-2015 Marvel releases.  While Marvel may have definite plans for Doctor Strange (and all their releases through 2021), they haven’t announced any to us, so we must subsist on Strange rumors.

Tonight’s rumor: Latino Review reports Marvel has had a meeting with Johnny Depp to take on the title role.  The report doesn’t bother to mention that time Latino Review reported Marvel’s desire to cast Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  So feel free to imagine Depp as Doctor Strange, and note the flexibility at the studio in purportedly considering Gordon-Levitt (32) and Depp (50), but don’t count on it.  Wait for more concrete details.  They will come.  Hit the jump for a brief bio of the Marvel character. [Update: Variety confirms that Depp is being considered for the role, but discussions have yet to take place and the actor may not even have room in his schedule for the Marvel pic.]

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Circa 1963, [Dr. Stephen Strange] was in a car accident that severely damaged the nerves in his hands, ending his surgical career. Too vain to accept positions as a consultant or assistant, Strange sought a cure and pursued every available treatment, legitimate or not, soon depleting his fortune; in months he was reduced to a derelict, performing shady medical procedures that barely paid his bar tabs. After hearing rumors of the mystical Ancient One, a desperate Strange pawned his last possessions for a ticket to the East and found the Ancient One’s Tibetan palace. At first annoyed when the Ancient One refused to cure him, Strange was later astonished to see the sorcerer attacked by mystic forces.

Upon learning that the Ancient One was Earth’s magical defender and that the attack on him came from his pupil Mordo, Strange tried to warn him, but Mordo mystically prevented Strange from doing so. For the sake of the Ancient One and the world, Strange acted unselfishly for the first time in years, vowing to learn magic himself so he could counter Mordo and his ilk. He offered himself as a disciple to the Ancient One, who accepted, having known of Mordo’s treachery all along. The Ancient One spent years instructing Strange in the art of sorcery, teaching him how to tap the innate mystic powers of both himself and the world around him, as well as how to invoke the power of awesome entities, or Principalities, who resided in their own realms, most notably the three benign beings known as the Vishanti. [Marvel]




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  • Jim

    I see this as the only thing that will make a Dr. Strange movie make the big bucks. Attach a star with Depp’s draw, you have yourself a winning film.

    • Chris

      Depp’s draw?, please the guy is boring as hell on screen. I don’t even think he bothers to act underneath tons of make up and CGI anymore. Give the job to some interesting actor but not Johnny snooze factor Depp !

      • grthrthbtr

        Believe it or not, acting underneath tons of make up is pretty harder and requires “acting”. Depp is a very interesting as an actor and he has a speical screen presense. He’s perfect for the role.

      • The Flobbit

        He is not perfect for the role. In fact, the very fact that people are mentioning him like this means that Marvel should go for a more interesting choice. Acting underneath makeup like John Hurt in Elephant Man is laudable. Acting with a dead bird on your head and saying Kemosabe is laughable.

      • Lovecraftlives

        That is only one film dickhead! He’s good, but I think Marvel is just testing the waters at this point.

      • The Flobbit

        Johnny Depp playing in silly, makeup heavy roles:

        Pirates of the Caribbean 1

        Pirates of the Caribbean 2

        Pirates of the Caribbean 3

        Pirates of the Caribbean 4

        Alice in Wonderland

        Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

        Dark Shadows

        The Lone Ranger

        …your point?

      • Sean

        @theflobbit:disqus Correction: Johnny Depp had no make-up on in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, only in Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dark Shadows, and The Lone Ranger.

      • Sean

        @theflobbit:disqus Correction: Johnny Depp had no make-up on in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, only in Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dark Shadows, and The Lone Ranger.

      • The Flobbit

        He had heavy eye shadow, fake tan, and fake hair and beard in POTC. That stuff is called makeup.

      • Willy Billy

        And he still looked like himself! Yeah really heavy makeup!

      • Willy Billy

        And he still looked like himself! Yeah really heavy makeup!

      • The Flobbit

        Do you want to see Johnny Depp look like himself? Watch him in The Rum Diary or some movie where he doesn’t act in, yes, REALLY HEAVY MAKEUP.

      • The Flobbit

        Do you want to see Johnny Depp look like himself? Watch him in The Rum Diary or some movie where he doesn’t act in, yes, REALLY HEAVY MAKEUP.

      • Sean

        @theflobbit:disqus I meant that he no make-up on. He did have like an eye shadow on, but not the kind you’re thinking of. It was a special kind used for movies. But that was about it. No, He didn’t have a fake tan on. Yes, he did have on fake hair and partially fake beard on. But, That part isn’t really make up, it’s just fake hair.

      • The Flobbit

        He wore concealer, and blush, and lipstick and everything. You don’t show up right on camera if you don’t have makeup on. And yes, fake hair is makeup. He had heavy, heavy eye shadow, fake scars, and more.

        He had makeup. Noticeable makeup.

      • Sean

        @theflobbit:disqus Flobbit, He had make up on in Alice in Wonderland and in Dark Shadows. No, Hair is not make-up, hair is just hair! Yes, He had on eye shadow in the Pirates movies. No, He’s never worn fake ears in a movie before.

      • The Flobbit

        Hair, prosthetics, and makeup all fall under the same category, Sean.

      • Sean

        @theflobbit:disqus I meant that he no make-up on. He did have like an eye shadow on, but not the kind you’re thinking of. It was a special kind used for movies. But that was about it. No, He didn’t have a fake tan on. Yes, he did have on fake hair and partially fake beard on. But, That part isn’t really make up, it’s just fake hair.

      • The Flobbit

        Every actor wears makeup. In every movie. Ever made.

      • Sean

        @theflobbit:disqus That is not true at all.

      • The Flobbit

        If an actor shows his face on camera, he is wearing makeup. Guaranteed.

      • Sean

        @theflobbit:disqus You need to re-think that there Flobbit, because that is not true at all either.

      • The Flobbit

        Look, I’ve acted in films. Even if you’re a background extra, they put you in the chair and plaster you with makeup so you turn up better on camera.

        That is a FACT. YOU should be doing the rethinking.

      • Sean

        @theflobbit:disqus Yes, They use some special movie make-up, not regular every day make-up for women that women use.

      • The Flobbit

        Exactly. EVERY SINGLE ACTOR EVER wears makeup. Johnny Depp just wears super OTT, obvious, silly makeup.

      • Sean

        @theflobbit:disqus Sometimes some actors have special make-up put on their faces, not all actors all the time for every movie though. Johnny Depp wears special make-up that they put on his face for certain movie roles, like the Mad Hatter Role, the did it for his role in Dark Shadows, very little-to-no make-up for the Pirates movies. It’s not done for all of his roles though.

      • The Flobbit

        I’m sorry sir, you clearly don’t understand. For an actor to be on camera, he has to wear makeup. Even Conan and Oprah wear makeup for their TV shows.

      • Sean

        @theflobbit:disqus Yes, That is very true. BUT, They only put very very little of it on their faces for their tv shows. Definitely not enough of it to be noticeable though. So Yes, I absolutely do understand.

      • The Flobbit

        I’m glad we’ve come to a understanding!

      • Sean

        @theflobbit:disqus Same here.

      • The Flobbit

        Exactly. EVERY SINGLE ACTOR EVER wears makeup. Johnny Depp just wears super OTT, obvious, silly makeup.

      • The Flobbit

        Look, I’ve acted in films. Even if you’re a background extra, they put you in the chair and plaster you with makeup so you turn up better on camera.

        That is a FACT. YOU should be doing the rethinking.

      • Sean

        @theflobbit:disqus You need to re-think that there Flobbit, because that is not true at all either.

      • Sean

        @theflobbit:disqus That is not true at all.

      • The Flobbit

        Johnny Depp playing in silly, makeup heavy roles:

        Pirates of the Caribbean 1

        Pirates of the Caribbean 2

        Pirates of the Caribbean 3

        Pirates of the Caribbean 4

        Alice in Wonderland

        Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

        Dark Shadows

        The Lone Ranger

        …your point?

      • Lovecraftlives

        That is only one film dickhead! He’s good, but I think Marvel is just testing the waters at this point.

      • Chris

        What you call Depp’s acting is an insult to my intelligence.
        He was never an interesting actor, like most A-Listers. For decades he was just riding on his manufactured bohemian sex symbol shtick. Marvel should remember what got them in their position in the first place. Get an interesting, intelligent actor, some great actors as costars and a fresh and intelligent director. Depp only cares about a big pay check. No way he will bring anything interesting to the screen.

      • The Flobbit

        Hear, hear.

      • grthrthbtr

        Lol, slow down with your hate. He’s been in the showbiz for 30 years only because of his talent. You say he’s been riding on his manufactured bohemian sex symbol shtick when he never plays any role that requires that and actually tries to look ugly. So he is only riding on his great acting chops.

      • Chris

        Depp is a movie star like Cruise or Pitt, neither has serious acting chops, but miraculously some studio is still hiring them. Actors are people like Philip Seymour Hoffman, Judi Dench, John Goodman, Sam Rockwell, Joaquin Phoenix, RDJ, Michelle Williams, DDL, Carey Mulligan, Javier Bardem and others.

      • The Flobbit

        Woah, woah! Cruise and Pitt have serious acting talent! Just see Minority Report or Magnolia for Cruise, and 12 Monkeys or Fight Club for Pitt! Cruise and Pitt are the last of a dying breed: the movie star.

        P.S. RDJ is not an “actor” as you call him. Before Iron Man he was a washed up rascal, and before that he was in a few rom coms and action movies. He’s cool and charismatic, but he doesn’t deserve to be mentioned alongside people like Daniel Day-Lewis and PSH.

      • Chris

        You never seen Tropic Thunder, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Scanner Darkley, Chaplin. ……………and some 50 other movies?
        RDJ delivered better performances stoned out of his mind and between jail sentences than Pitt, Depp, Cruise and Co ever have. Cruise was his creepy self in Magnolia, no acting was required.

      • The Flobbit

        I will give him Chaplin, nothing more. Some 50 other movies? You going to bring US Marshalls and Iron Man 3 as evidence of his acting talent? RDJ plays himself in every film he’s in (and that self is awesome). Next you’ll be telling us Keanu Reeves can act.

      • Chris

        Well it’s called Chaplin (as in Charlie Chaplin, you know), and I guess you only saw US Marshalls, which qualifies you for making bad decisions with movies anyway.
        Keanu is a very shitty actor, even worse than Cruise.

        And now take a break and catch up on some good movies!

      • Chris

        Well it’s called Chaplin (as in Charlie Chaplin, you know), and I guess you only saw US Marshalls, which qualifies you for making bad decisions with movies anyway.
        Keanu is a very shitty actor, even worse than Cruise.

        And now take a break and catch up on some good movies!

      • Pats

        No..hes just doing it to get a rise out of you. Guy spends his time talking trash on every Marvel post..

      • JBug

        Flobbit doesn’t do that.

      • The Flobbit

        Choosing to see or not to see a bad movie does not mean that it did not exist and that RDJ consented to it and acted poorly in it.

      • The Flobbit

        Choosing to see or not to see a bad movie does not mean that it did not exist and that RDJ consented to it and acted poorly in it.

      • JBug

        Cruise is not on the same level as Pitt. I wouldn’t say he isn’t an actor, but cruize isn’t very versatile and often limits himself to charismatic roles. IMO, Pitt might be heading in the same direction, but his career is extremely impressive.

      • The Flobbit

        I agree that Pitt has more versatility, but Cruise is the easiest actor to watch on the planet. He’s always earnest and gives his all, even if his range is less impressive. He was positively magnetic in Oblivion.

      • The Flobbit

        I agree that Pitt has more versatility, but Cruise is the easiest actor to watch on the planet. He’s always earnest and gives his all, even if his range is less impressive. He was positively magnetic in Oblivion.

      • Michael N.

        First of all. Just because Johnny Depp is the biggest movie star on the planet it doesn’t mean he isn’t a great actor, which he is. And Brad Pitt he is great actor.
        Second of all how dare you put Robert Downey Jr. next to Joaquin Phoenix. How can you compare the works of Gladiator, Walk the Line and The Master with Iron Man and Sherlock?
        I despise you.

      • Willy Billy

        God, you are way too delusional! Depp is one of the greatest actors of all the time like it or not you pathetic hater.

      • The Flobbit

        Let us analyze this comment:
        “God, you are way too delusional! Depp is one of the greatest actors of all the time like it or not you pathetic hater.”

        2 false statements
        1 misuse of the word delusional
        2 missing commas
        1 missing brain

        I can only assume you have never seen a good film in your life. Laurence Olivier, James Stewart, Alec Guinness, Toshiro Mifune, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day-Lewis. THESE are some of the greatest actors or not, like it or not, you misguided dweeb.

      • HORSEFLESH

        Marvel’s first choice is Viggo Mortensen but they can’t convince him. The Depp alternative is less than perfect and possibly a mis-step.

      • Jim

        Unless Ant-Man proves itself to be able to sell mass tickets, then going with another actor would be wise, but at this point in time, Johnny Depp is a safe choice. I don’t particularly like Johnny Depp. I know a ton of other actors who would be better, but they aren’t actors who are able to sell a movie. Movies aren’t just about making the best possible product unfortunately. They have to make money. Johnny Depp makes money.

      • JBug

        I’m just hoping that if Depp takes this role, he plays it straight. I’m very fond of Strange.

      • Michael N.

        Well I think you are part of an loud and annoying minority.
        And in terms of Johnny Depp’s acting….
        The way he loses himself in everyone of his characters is a testament to that he is true actor.
        And how awesome would it be to see both Johnny Depp, the biggest movie star on the planet, with his good friend Robert Downey Jr. the most bankable actor in the world, on screen together in Avengers 3.

      • Sam

        LOL, the only thing Depp has lost himself in recently are his big paychecks, 3 inches of pasty makeup, 24 scarves and his whiskey bottle

      • Willy Billy

        The only thing Depp has lost himself in recently are his roles. Go F yourself.

  • Zenexo

    Whether they go with Depp or JGL they’re gonna have an A list choice. As much as I love JGL, I think Depp is actually the perfect choice for Doctor Strange. Can Marvel be any more on point with their casting decisions? All A-list stars.

    • Leo Spaceman

      I don’t really know anything about Doctor Strange but my guess is that this is a character that they are going to want around for more than just 3 films and I would be shocked if they could afford Depp for even those 3 films, so I don’t really think that he is a good choice for the role. I would rather have a cheap actor that is interesting. I’m sure nobody wanted Hiddleston as Loki originally but he has become a fan favorite. Imagine how things would be different if they just cast someone like Daniel Radcliffe to play Loki simply because they wanted a big recognizable name on the poster.

      I really hope they don’t cast a big name A Lister for the role if there is a better option that could bring something really interesting to the role which Marvel seems to do for the most part.

      • JBug

        I like the comment a lot. I didn’t think about it before, but Radcliffe would have been great for Loki if we could all get passed him being HP.

      • Zenexo

        No. Daniel Radcliffe is a tiny little man. Tinier than Hiddleston and as perfect as Hiddleston is for Loki he’s still a little short for the role. Loki is suppose to be a tiny frost giant but he’s still suppose to be incredibly tall compared to Asgardians.

  • Danny

    If Depp passes the role (which I hope he doesn’t) my top choices are
    Viggo Mortensen , Benedict Cumberbatch and Jim Caviezel

  • Danny

    If Depp passes the role (which I hope he doesn’t) my top choices are
    Viggo Mortensen , Benedict Cumberbatch and Jim Caviezel

    • The Flobbit

      I am completely for Viggo Mortensen, but as he is a “serious” actor who doesn’t mess around with kiddy properties, I think he’s going to be an unlikely choice. Cumberbatch would bring an aura of other-worldliness to the role, which could be good, and Jim Caviezel would be good in just about anything, but I’d rather he went into DC rather than Marvel. Perhaps as Gordon in the show Gotham.

      • StevieBoy

        Coz LOTR is so serious.

      • The Flobbit

        It was a serious book, handled with gravitas. It is not a Marvel comic meant for tweens. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not dissing Marvel, but a look at Viggo’s recent work: Alatriste, The Road, On the Road, etc, shows that he is going for more adult properties.

    • doctor_robot

      ah… viggo. i like that.

  • Danny

    Joseph Gordon levitt ain’t going to take it he’s already in The Sandman MOVIE

  • The Flobbit

    Please no, please just fucking no.

    • grthrthbtr

      Go fuck yourself. He is the best choice for the role but of course there will always be stupid naysayers like you.

      • The Flobbit

        Best choice for the role? I’d rather watch every one of Johnny Depp’s flops than see him in another makeup heavy, goofy, slap-stick role where he plays an unhinged weirdo with a swagger and a stupid accent. He is a great actor, and he should accept projects with that in mind (see: Transcendence).

      • grthrthbtr

        Every one of his flops? Do you mean watching The Lone Ranger? Because other than that he doesn’t have any big flops.

      • Justin

        For the sake of argument, he does. The Rum Dairy, Ed Wood, and Fear and Loathing(didn’t even make back its budget in theaters) to name a few.

        He’s also done a number of movies that have made profit by the slimmest of margins, like Dark Shadows, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Sleepy Hollow, The Tourist, and the Ninth gate.

        He’s got some good turn around, but he’s not infallible in the box office.

      • The Flobbit

        He has been in so many flops, both critically and commercially, I’m surprised he still gets work.

      • ArmandFancypants

        He headlined 3 Billion Dollar movies.

        This may have something to do with Depp’s mystery career.

        You are unfortunately an idiot.

      • The Flobbit

        Those 3 billion dollar movies were critically panned, as were a good other portion of his recent career (a number of which were commercial failures, barely making back their budgets). I’m not saying the guy isn’t a good actor; he is. But he needs to choose his projects more wisely.

      • Willy Billy

        Who the hell cares if they were critically panned? They made a billion dollar and are some of the highest grossing movies of all the time and that’s all what maters. He is the only actor who has 3 movies that made a billion dollar.

      • The Flobbit

        People who have taste in movies care. Unlike what you think, just because a movie makes a lot of money, doesn’t mean it’s good.

      • Willy Billy

        Yeah just like so many other actors who still gets work! He has been in so many hits, both critically and commercially. He’s Johnny freaking Depp for god’s sake he will get work any time he wants. He’s got his own production company and you are surprised he still gets work? Talk about delusional.

      • The Flobbit

        Ok, maybe I was exaggerating. What I meant was, I can’t believe people keep casting him in idiotic, degrading, silly, childish roles in PG-13 Disney films.

      • Michael N.

        The failure of The Lone Ranger wasn’t Johnny Depp’s fault. Like Cowboy and Aliens The Lone Ranger wasn’t really a western but something else.
        And for the film it self I believed some people makes it out to bee worst than it is. For the first 30-45 it was great and the same goes for the last part. The problem lies in the middle.
        The cinematography is stunning and the score by Hans Zimmer is great.
        The action sequences by Gore Verbinski is some of the most thrilling that I have seen in along time.
        And you cannot denied that it was expensive but for once you can actually see the money was put on the screen.

      • RedMercury

        Of those two, I think he’s the better choice, yes. “Best choice”? Probably not.

  • Tom

    Oliva Wilde as Clea! Marvel make this happen!

  • Justin

    This really seems like a no-brainer choice to be honest, but it almost sounds a bit too good to be true, almost wishful thinking. Still, I’d definitely be interested if it were to happen.

    • Justin

      It does, however, occur to me that this does make a lot of sense. Doctor Strange is not exactly on level with characters like Spider-Man or Iron man as far as popularity goes. Yes, he’s one of the staples in the Marvel universe as far as the Arcane goes, but he’s not a household name.

      So it becomes Marvel’s job to make a new movie featuring a sole character who could become one of their new staples a big deal. The best way to do this is to cast someone big who seems as appropriate for the role as RDJ was for Iron Man, something with Depp fills.

      But again, this seems a bit too much like fan casting at the moment.

  • The Flobbit

    PS. Latino Review has all the credibility of a drunken fisherman telling you about his catch. I don’t even want to go into all the times they were wrong about which actor was cast in this, or what not.

    • Angel of Death

      Completely agreed. Remember every single one of their bogus Ant-Man scoops? Please. They just like making shit up as they go.

  • Angel of Death

    I seriously doubt there is any truth to this. History has dictated that outside RDJ, Marvel’s M.O. is to spend as little money as possible on casting. That’s why Chris Pratt is Star Lord. That’s why Paul Rudd is Scott Lang.

    Depp commands at least a 20 mil salary. I doubt Marvel will invest that much in a movie star that’s NOT Iron Man, without lowballing him.

    • The Flobbit

      20 million? The man was paid 80 million dollars (Thats $80,000,000) for Stranger Tides. He is the highest paid actor in the world.

      • Angel of Death

        I rest my case. They wouldn’t dare spend that money on him.

      • The Flobbit

        Why not? They ARE the biggest film company on earth. They’ve got Disney behind them. And RDJ was a washed-up hasbeen when Marvel came around, right?

      • Angel of Death

        Because they’re notorious for being cheap. Terrance Howard demanded more money, and they replaced him with Don Cheadle. Mickey Rourke had to fight for a lower than million dollar pay day for Iron Man 2. Edward Norton also had contract disputes with them. Paul Rudd hardly banks RDJ money, nor does relatively unknown Chris Pratt. And the whole reason they casted Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth is that neither of them are household names that command a salary on par with RDJ. Heck they even had a crap ton of issues getting RDJ to sign on to any further movies for salary reasons.

        Biggest company on earth or not, they don’t spend money frivolously. It’s not in their style. Look it all up, and ask yourself if this story makes any sense given what they’re known to do.

      • The Flobbit

        That’s interesting. Marvel is pretty much responsible for RDJ’s comeback, Hiddelston’s minor deity status, and for making Evans and Hemsworth household names. What happens when these guys get cocky and start to ask for more?

      • Angel of Death

        What happens is you make blockbuster stars of actors that are currently cheaper than your current stars: in other words Paul Rudd, Chris Pratt, and whoever Dr. Strange is going to be. NOT pay more for established stars, like Johnny Depp. Perhaps Patrick Dempsey still?

      • Brook

        Terrence Howard is what happens.

      • The Flobbit

        Kevin Feige: “Let him be a lesson to all you cocky thespians out there! MWAHAHAHAA”

      • The Flobbit

        Kevin Feige: “Let him be a lesson to all you cocky thespians out there! MWAHAHAHAA”

      • Kpaqu1

        They signed multi-picture deals. When the contracts run out new characters are introduced for Phase #whatever.

  • Jamesy

    I know very little about ant-man other than what I’ve heard through casting news etc, but this seems awesome!! Hopefully they don’t go the weird CGI route for a younger Douglas and cast an actor who looks at least reasonably like him. I’m thinking Shea Whigham for a younger Pym purely for hia likeness to Douglas, and he’s an actor who’s not really had a hugr breakout role but always shines in smaller roles.

    • Jamesy

      Anndd I’ve just realised I’ve posted on the wrong story, the problems of posting on a mobile! This was in relation to the Michael Douglas casting news for Ant-Man.

  • Theodore Trout

    Excellent choice, as long as damn Tim Burton isn’t involved.

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  • Jim

    John Goodman for Doctor Strange

    • Murdoch

      Fuck that, i say go with Roseanne!

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    Johnny Depp would work for the role of Dr. Strange. He would have to turn down it down a notch though – from the weirdness he likes to portray. The biggest problem in casting Depp…is it’s frikkin JOHNNY DEPP! It’s a distraction.

    On looks alone, my choice is Adrien Brody.
    He is only 40 which means he can hold this part for sometime.
    Great acting chops, Oscar winner and not too expensive (I think!).

    • JBug

      His nose is too big. I’m not kidding.

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  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    Depp is very hit or miss right now. He could bring something exciting or he could bring us something that doesnt’ sit well w others (last 3 Tim Burton Films and the Lone Ranger). His name right now has taken a beating since The Lone Ranger and Rum Diaries both failed at the box office. I’m one of the few who actually enjoyed the Lone Ranger as it was a technical masterpiece of filmmaking w visual (story was ok but had some weak moments) but not everyone has the same view as me. It would depend on who Marvel hires as the director/writer to determine if Depp’s talents can sync up w what they’ll be producing. But it’s great that Marvel aims high w their efforts.

  • Werefon

    Luke Evans will be Strange! Or Sherlock at last.
    Will be good with Depp to be Honest!

  • Werefon

    Luke Evans will be Strange! Or Sherlock at last.
    Will be good with Depp to be Honest!

  • Stalag17

    How about Jack Huston (Richard Harrow on Boardwalk Empire)? He’s a rising star who’s both affordable and available. Just surround him with bankable A-listers in supporting roles.

    • Werefon

      Will be good too. Another proof that there can be not only one! But in Highlander it IS!

    • Werefon

      Will be good too. Another proof that there can be not only one! But in Highlander it IS!

  • doctor_robot

    i do prefer an older doctor strange to a younger one. i also don’t understand the depp hate i see on this thread. i think he’s quite the chameleon… very talented. not sure if i’d want him as my doctor strange, though.

  • doctor_robot

    i do prefer an older doctor strange to a younger one. i also don’t understand the depp hate i see on this thread. i think he’s quite the chameleon… very talented. not sure if i’d want him as my doctor strange, though.

  • eternalozzie

    Do we really need Captain Jack Strange?

  • eternalozzie

    Do we really need Captain Jack Strange?

  • http://mysite.verizon.net/vzepr1xp/index.html unsean

    Depp is actually a good choice. I am not crazy about him as an actor, but he is an A-lister, and Doctor Strange is an odd enough character that they need a big name to draw those that are a bit skeptical. That being said, I would prefer Joseph Gordon-Levitt, if only because he’s a better actor.

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  • Jay

    They did say they want Doctor Strange to be the Iron Man of phase 3… Johnny Depp is probably the only guy who could rival Robert Downey Jr. so this makes sense

  • Alaris

    Johnny Depp is perfect for this – and how will he be able to resist a movie titled “Dr. Strange.”

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  • brNdon

    Depp would distract from the movie too much. I’d love for Viggo to take this one. Luke Evans would be good for a young choice, also.

  • Christopher Bjørn

    How can people say Depp is a bad actor after watching him play Cpt. Jack Sparrow? Pitt is also a good actor, which he has proved in a films like Se7en, Fight Club, 12 Monkeys and so on.
    Cruise is talentless, I agree there.
    If you doubt that RDJ is a good actor, just take a look at Natural Born Killers.

    Now, back to topic: I would love to see Benedict Cumberbatch as Strange. It could also be fun to see what Banderas could do with the role.

  • James

    Hugh Laurie and Jason Isaacs as Dr. Strange and Baron Mordo, please.

  • Bob

    Just gonna say Pitt is a great actor as well as a movie star. Very rare.

    Cruise is a movie star and a good actor that has had some great acting moments but there rare aka Born on the Fourth of July and Jerry Maguire.

    Depp used to be a great actor. In Pirates 1 he was great, there is no denial. It was fun and interesting. Then he kept on doing it…if he can get out of this bubble of his starting with Transcendence then maybe he will be great as Starnge. If he plays Captain Strange though…then that will be awful.

    As others have said Viggo and Benedict would also be great in the role if Depp doesnt work out.

    But honestly, if Depp went back to acting, back to his roots. He would be perfect for Strange.

    • Willy Billy

      Depp was great in Dark Shadows, The Tourist, Alice In Wonderland, Public Enemies, Sweeney Todd, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Secret Window, The Libertine, Finding Neverland, Once Upon A Time In Mexico and he also was great in the Pirates sequels and also funnier than he was in the first one. His performance seems great in Transcendence. Sorry but he never stopped acting or being great.

  • André Camilo

    Predictable and lazy casting.

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