Ah, the casting saga of Doctor Strange continues. I’m sure whoever director Scott Derrickson casts in the role will be great, but it’s interesting to see the wide breadth of names being mentioned for the part. Derrickson and Marvel had been dancing with Joaquin Phoenix for a while before he dropped out and a lot of the subsequent online fan casting has mentioned names like Keanu Reeves and Ethan Hawke.
One of the names those fan casters haven’t brought up is Ewan McGregor, but here he is suddenly in the middle of the conversation. And I don’t even necessarily think he’d be a bad choice. He may not look the part on the surface, but there’s this thing he can do called “acting” that I’m sure could smooth everything over. Hit the jump for more on Ewan McGregor potentially playing Doctor Strange.