So Is Johnny Depp Up For DOCTOR STRANGE Or Not?

So Is Johnny Depp Up For DOCTOR STRANGE Or Not?

There have been a very stran...umm, odd series of rumors, denials, confirmations and debunkings since yesterday's scoop that Depp had taken a meeting with Marvel regarding their long planned Dr. Strange adaptation. Click on to see where we stand now.

Yesterday Latino review (who despite a few pieces of bad info really do have a good track record..particularity with Marvel scoops) dropped their latest bombshell: Johnny Depp had taken a meeting with Marvel to play the title role of Doctor Strange in their big-screen take on the supernatural tinged comic book. Then earlier today Variety posted a story which at first confirmed that the actor was indeed in "early talks", before completely altering it - without explanation or update in should be noted - to say that there was nothing to the rumor at this time. Weird huh? And now, mere minutes ago, we get this from Deadline.

"I’m told by Marvel moles there is really nothing to this rumor about Johnny Depp playing Steven Strange in Dr. Strange for Marvel Studios. The story’s being bannered by Variety online, but don’t dress for it. I’m told that Depp was approached eons ago, and it never went anywhere."

And there's also this:

If there isn't even a script...well! Marvel themselves have also denied the Depp rumor apparently, but after so many flat out lies regarding casting for their various projects (Paul Rudd as Ant-Man the latest) there's no point in believing them one way or the other. So what's the story here? Did Latino Review simply unwittingly get hold of some old information and post it as a recent development? Or has Depp actually entered into new negotiations for the role and Marvel are pulling out all of the stops to ensure that it stays a secret for a while longer? I have my own theories, but let's hear yours in the usual place.
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TheVirgin - 1/14/2014, 1:54 PM
I am calling bullshit. Johnny Depp is already Doctor Strange before you know it.
Brainiac13 - 1/14/2014, 1:54 PM
Looks like this kill it.

Benedict Cumberbatch is my choice.
JDUKE25 - 1/14/2014, 1:54 PM
Let's see how many articles we can get about this story in the next couple of days lmao.
TheVirgin - 1/14/2014, 1:54 PM
In fact, Paul Rudd got offered for Antman a few months ago, way before the rumor occurred.
TheVirgin - 1/14/2014, 1:55 PM
Benedict Cumberbatch would be perfect for The Collector IMO.
SuperCat - 1/14/2014, 1:55 PM
Don't know what to believe. Wouldn't mind him taking the role though.
MrCBM56 - 1/14/2014, 1:58 PM
These rumors are getting annoying. From both Marvel and Dc.
Kurne - 1/14/2014, 1:59 PM
What's strange about this is how quickly people have come forward to deny it... Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd's rumors circulated up until the day the casting of Rudd was announced, but this... Because Depp is such a big actor I can see why people don't want to mislead others, but maybe Marvel is just creating another smokescreen for now. I just really want this to happen.
Brainiac13 - 1/14/2014, 2:00 PM
In all my time reading Marvel comics....I've never read a Doctor Strange comic......I've bought Season one....but yet to read it.

Any Doctor Strange story arcs recommendations?
staypuffed - 1/14/2014, 2:01 PM
I'm super meh with this casting.
l0rdleg0las - 1/14/2014, 2:02 PM
Dear God please don't let this overrated freak get this part! After Lone Ranger and the pointless Pirates sequels I never want to see this guy in another movie.
Kurne - 1/14/2014, 2:03 PM
Why are people OK with big actors in MoS 2, but not any Marvel film? Just something I've noticed.
TheVirgin - 1/14/2014, 2:03 PM

Exactly what you said! You have seen the pattern. Glad I am not the only one!
Kurne - 1/14/2014, 2:05 PM
Like I mentioned in another comment, someone has to interview Depp about this NOW. The dude is so awkward it'd be easy to pry these rumors out of him.
NightForce - 1/14/2014, 2:06 PM
I would be completely fine with Johnny Depp as Strange, but as normal guy Depp not quirky Depp.
Rhysno1 - 1/14/2014, 2:06 PM
It seems way to fan pleasing to be a genuine cast. Also hes 50 now, by the time this film comes out he'll be what 53/54 and then by the time Avengers 3 rolls out what 56? Seems a bit too late in the game for me personally.
Kurne - 1/14/2014, 2:08 PM
This story is now big enough for Marvel to consider Depp (if the rumors aren't true already).
Jollem - 1/14/2014, 2:08 PM
is marvel studios winning or not?
sanyaya - 1/14/2014, 2:09 PM
please let it be true
Curmudgeon - 1/14/2014, 2:09 PM
Find me one example of MARVEL denying Rudd.

Seriously, go for it.
sanyaya - 1/14/2014, 2:10 PM
I want Depp for strange
Dustellar - 1/14/2014, 2:10 PM
Jack Sparrow with magic... no, thanks!
luffycapri - 1/14/2014, 2:10 PM
He's doc strange, they will come out with it latter next year !
Kurne - 1/14/2014, 2:12 PM

They never did. Well, Feige was always saying "rumors are everywhere" and Rudd was the one denying everything.
Kurne - 1/14/2014, 2:14 PM
Now latinoreview are saying Depp and Marvel met but it went nowhere.
acorsi11 - 1/14/2014, 2:15 PM
Skye from Agents of Shield is really Jessica Jones
TheClemster - 1/14/2014, 2:19 PM
Desrow - 1/14/2014, 2:20 PM

REPOMAN - 1/14/2014, 2:20 PM

Wouldn't surprise me if it's all ready cast.

cipher - 1/14/2014, 2:22 PM
Chewing this bloody gum all f*ckin' day is doing sweet f*ck-all to help my smoking habit.
WruceBayne - 1/14/2014, 2:23 PM
This is EXACTLY like the previous article. This told absolutely nothing that I didn't already know 17 hours ago. Please let the next article CLEARLY define if he is or isn't.
jazzman - 1/14/2014, 2:23 PM

Marvel lead actors are not big name actors only the supporting actors are big name actors. i rather not want to see Johnny Depp as Dr Strange if he was casted he might end up been Baron Mordo
Abary - 1/14/2014, 2:24 PM
Sooooo...... not?
TheGambitFreak - 1/14/2014, 2:24 PM
^ There looking for a Dr. Strange that is mildly young, someone to replace RDJ as the poster boy. That dude is not him.
TheClemster - 1/14/2014, 2:25 PM
@ Ciph

Luigi - 1/14/2014, 2:28 PM
How about they get a director first and let him/her help cast the role?
pintoman - 1/14/2014, 2:28 PM
No, not Benedict Cumberbatch.

Benedict Cumberbatch is meant for one role (Sherlock). Beyond that, he's just not normal enough for leading material.
RacerREX - 1/14/2014, 2:28 PM
Good! Depp isn't right for the part and has too much baggage from other roles.
TheClemster - 1/14/2014, 2:29 PM
@ Beto


That's Gusto on a normal Saturday Night, the wig always confuses people

It sure confused me at 5 am after 15 Jack Daniels
RorMachine - 1/14/2014, 2:30 PM
WruceBayne, I gave you two updates that were not in the previous how is it "exactly" the same?
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