Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE Eyes Tom Hardy And Benedict Cumberbatch For Titular Role!

Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE Eyes Tom Hardy And Benedict Cumberbatch For Titular Role!

With a director in place, Marvel's Doctor Strange adaptation is now apparently looking ready to cast its lead with The Dark Knight Rises and Star Trek into Darkness actors on its radar. Check it out!

As things are looking a bit more hopeful for the director-less Ant-Man, Marvel Studios is still moving forward with  its long-anticipated Doctor Strange big-screen adaptation. Just days after finding a director in Scott Derrikson, the Disney-owned company has began its search for Dr. Stephen Strange himself. Immediately after Derrikson's announcement July 3rd, there was an unconfirmed rumor that Academy Award-winner Jared Leto was on the studios' radar for the titular Socerer Supreme role, but Deadline has now reported only two big-name actors on Marvel's early wish list. "I’m hearing that Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch are on it," reveals the ever-reliable source.

In light of Hardy famously going up against Batman in The Dark Knight Rises and Cumberbatch taking on the Enterprise in Star Trek into Darkness, neither actors are strangers to roles in comic book movies or franchises with huge followings. However, it seems scheduling could prevent both actors from playing Marvel's Doctor Strange, should either casting progresses. It is still quite early for anything to be finalized, but Marvel could be readying some strange surprises for Comic-Con next month. Anyhow, the film will likely follow Captain America 3 in 2016 in Marvel's 'Phase 3.' 

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NovaCorpsFan - 6/6/2014, 5:50 PM
Tom Hardy? Huh... I actually don't mind that.
Maven - 6/6/2014, 5:50 PM
[Frick] yes
Bloodraven - 6/6/2014, 5:51 PM
Can't complain about that.
LordMushu - 6/6/2014, 5:52 PM
Segio and ryan!!!!
ruadh - 6/6/2014, 5:53 PM
This is more intriguing to me than Antman. I am equally ignorant about both characters.
JamesMan - 6/6/2014, 5:54 PM
Tom Hardy being in another CBM?

Yes please.

Reasonnnn - 6/6/2014, 5:54 PM
@BatManiac [frick] Leto, such a self-absorbed guy .

Hardy, Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl, McConaughey
Brainiac13 - 6/6/2014, 5:55 PM
You just beat me....DC/Marvel :(
Mrcool210 - 6/6/2014, 5:55 PM

NovaCorpsFan - 6/6/2014, 5:56 PM
Plus, Leto's in the Illuminati, so we can't have him begging Marvel to make them in the MCU so he can preach all his new world order bullshit.
sameoldthing - 6/6/2014, 5:57 PM
Cumberbatch fits the role..Hardy does not.
Can Tom act? Hell yes but he's too short & stocky.
Ben is tall,lean & looks older as Strange should be.

EdgyOutsider - 6/6/2014, 5:57 PM
Hardy sounds perfect for Strange and Cumberbatch would actually make a fantastic Mordo.
Jaspion - 6/6/2014, 5:57 PM
Tom Hardy is a Strange but interesting idea..
Reasonnnn - 6/6/2014, 5:57 PM
You guys underrate Cumberbatch so much. Not his fault he didn't have any material to work with in INTO DARKNESS

DrDoom - 6/6/2014, 5:57 PM

wookiefit - 6/6/2014, 5:57 PM
so no more Leto? Cumberbatch would rock that role.
Starfox - 6/6/2014, 6:01 PM
Highflyer - 6/6/2014, 6:02 PM
staypuffed - 6/6/2014, 6:02 PM
I wouldn't be mad if either one of them were cast.
sameoldthing - 6/6/2014, 6:02 PM
I like the idea of a Spanish or Italian type for Dr.Strange.
His mother could be ethnic but father white so he has that English name.
Too many "white guy" heroes. Being non-white won't hurt Strange's origins.

Pedro Pascal would be great. Such a good actor.
No black actors..I want Black Panther to be the coolest dude in The Avengers.
HurricaneXavier - 6/6/2014, 6:02 PM
I still want Hugh Laurie to take this role. Hes probably a bit too old though, not that Strange is really young.
WeddingTux - 6/6/2014, 6:03 PM
Benedict Cumberbatch Khan? are they serious?

Tom Hardy Bane? are they serious?

Jared Leto Angel Face? are they serious?

Johnny Depp freakin' Tonto? are they serious?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt John Blake? u srsly?

Jon Hamm Don Draper? you serious?

Ralph Fiennes Voldemort? srsly?

Justin Theroux Your Highness? wut.

Adrien Brody The Pianist? great choice.
Kang - 6/6/2014, 6:03 PM
"Leto, such a self-absorbed guy."

Sounds perfect for Stephen Strange!

"Leto's in the Illuminati"

So is Doctor Strange ;)
Starfox - 6/6/2014, 6:03 PM
sameoldthing - 6/6/2014, 6:04 PM
Dude,I think the opposite is correct.
Ben as Strange..tall & sophisticated.
Tom as Mordo..muscular & grim.
ALegendaryPanda - 6/6/2014, 6:05 PM
CUMBERBATCH?!! [frick] yes!
NovaCorpsFan - 6/6/2014, 6:05 PM

Abary - 6/6/2014, 6:05 PM
Yes to Tom Hardy. No to Cumberbatch. [frick] it, I WANT JARED LETO.
BritishMonkey - 6/6/2014, 6:05 PM
Tom Hardy? How interesting...
Benedict is no surprise, I'd still want to see him do Dormamu though or even Baron Mordo.
Either of the three is very good though. Let's get Benedict to do some magic.
Desrow - 6/6/2014, 6:05 PM

Enphlieuwince - 6/6/2014, 6:06 PM
BatManiac - 6/6/2014, 5:52 PM

"I'd prefer Jared Leto."


Not that I would mind either guy in the role, but, I like the out-the-box choice a little better so far.
DeusExSponge - 6/6/2014, 6:06 PM
Tom Hardy?! Holy shirt, holy shirt, HOLLLLLLY SHIRT!!!!!! This is amazing! If it's true that is.
ezio619 - 6/6/2014, 6:06 PM
i actually like both jj abrams star trek films..i am not a star trek fan though..but i can enjoy those films and i thought Cumberbatch was Great as Khan..i think he can be a great Dr Strange and Tom Hardy is an interesting choice..could work
SpiderFraud - 6/6/2014, 6:06 PM
I'll take either one, cant beat talent.
MrFridayNights - 6/6/2014, 6:06 PM
What is the great shit about Cumberbatch?
Reasonnnn - 6/6/2014, 6:07 PM
@HypeMusheen I wanted Brody to play Scott Lang :(
SpiderFraud - 6/6/2014, 6:08 PM

He is great in everything he does...and his last is CUMBERBATCH.
WeddingTux - 6/6/2014, 6:09 PM
Adrien Brody's the only cat who'd accept this part.

"They don't offer me those roles. If there is an opportunity to do something like that and play a comic book hero or villain, that’s not something I’m fundamentally opposed to." -A. Brody
Enphlieuwince - 6/6/2014, 6:11 PM
Brody would be a nice pick too.
AlexanderLykins - 6/6/2014, 6:13 PM
Hopefully Marvel gets their guy.
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