Rumors are always fun. Sometimes they turn into something, sometimes they prove to be nothing at all. Today comes an intriguing little rumor (or rumors) involving the Marvel universe, but it’s not one that’s been created out of nowhere. This one might just have a bit of backing.
According to Roger Wardell, who’s been sharing supposed insider Marvel bits via Twitter—many of which have turned out to be accurate or make plenty of sense—Marvel is in negotiations with Viggo Mortensen for an unspecified role in one of their “Phase 2” movies, which are the group of films that will lead to The Avengers 2. He later stated somewhat cryptically that there is something “Strange” about Thor 2, which is titled Thor: The Dark World, possibly indicating the inclusion of a one Dr. Strange.
The two messages have led some to believe that Mortensen may have been in talks to take on the role of Dr. Strange in Thor 2, which will lead to an expected Dr. Strange movie sometime down the road.
They could also be two separate rumors, with Viggo being in talks for another role. Or they could both be completely false, as they were first tweeted out in August and nothing has been more officially reported since then. Even if they end up being true, we could ultimately see another actor show up in the role.
Still, we do know a Dr. Strange movie is being developed—or was being developed at one time—and few would be better for the role than the great Viggo Mortensen, so it would be exciting to see it confirmed at some point.
Would you want to see Viggo Mortensen as Dr. Strange in Thor 2 and his own standalone movie? If not, who do you think needs to play Strange?
[Sources: Twitter via /Film, Screen Rant, The Playlist]