Marvel Studios has a knack for getting A-list actors to appear in their films. From Robert Redford and Ben Kingsley to last night’s Golden Globe winner for Best Actor, Michael Douglas. Legendary actors are beginning to catch on that Marvel Studios is the place to be if you want to be in a superhero movie – no offense to the other studios and their respective superhero properties, of course.
So after recently getting Douglas on board Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man, Marvel isn’t waiting too long to get the ball rolling on casting Doctor Strange. Word is that they are looking at Pirates of the Caribbean star, Johnny Depp, to fill the role of Marvel’s mystic hero.
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Now this is just a rumor, but our friends over at Latino Review report that Johnny Depp has met with Marvel to discuss taking on the role of Doctor Strange. However, the script would have to be rewritten to make the character more age appropriate, considering Depp is 50, and the titular character in the script is 30. And should Depp sign on for the role, I’d imagine that Disney would need to push the timetable up on the production of Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
It comes as no surprise that Marvel is eyeing Depp. For starters, Depp and Disney have a very fruitful relationship thanks in part to the commercial success of the Pirates of the Caribbean films. He also scored bonus points with the studio by starring in Tim Burton’s quasi-sequel for Alice In Wonderland.
Marvel Studios’ president of production, Kevin Feige, has been quoted as saying that Doctor Strange is planned for ‘Phase 3’ of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so while the film may not appear until 2016, the soonest we might get to see Strange on the big screen could be a post-credits scene in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, or possibly Ant-Man.
So what do you think? Is Depp a good fit for the role of Doctor Strange?