Tom Welling Isn't Being Courted By Marvel

Despite recent reports that the Smallville star was being looked at by Marvel (specifically for Doctor Strange), sources close to the actor confirms that Welling isn't up for a role under Marvel, or at least right now...

Follow Paul:
By Paul Romano - 5/27/2011
Recently, What's Playing.com.au reported that Tom Welling - who portrayed Clark Kent in the recently ended Smallville series - was already being looked at by Marvel for a role in one of their films, and the site assumed that Marvel was interested in him playing Doctor Strange. However, Superman Super Site is confirming that, despite these reports, sources close to the actor shot down the rumor. Here's what they're saying:

Sources close to Welling have quickly shot down this rumor stating that "Welling isn't up for Doctor Strange, and hasn't been approached for any Marvel property yet but that doesn't mean there isn't interest in him."

There may be another superhero project in the future for Welling but will audiences be able to shake the image of him as Clark Kent that's been ingrained in their minds for the past 10 years? At this point, only time will tell.




Would you be interested in seeing Tom Welling play a Marvel character? If so, which one?
DISCLAIMER: This article was submitted by a volunteer contributor who has agreed to our code of conduct. ComicBookMovie.com is protected from liability under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) and "safe harbor" provisions. CBM will disable users who knowingly commit plagiarism, piracy, trademark or copyright infringement. Please contact us for expeditious removal of copyrighted/trademarked content. You may also learn more about our copyright and trademark policies HERE.
0
LIKE!
35 Comments
Hellsing - 5/27/2011, 12:21 PM
thank the lord, I'd rather see johnny deep as strange then this guy.
PaulRom - 5/27/2011, 12:31 PM
I knew it was just a rumor, having him as Doctor Strange is like casting Christian Bale as Wolverine. And I agree @Hellsing, Johnny Depp would be a far better choice. Joseph Fiennes isn't a bad choice either.
Hellsing - 5/27/2011, 12:42 PM
@PaulRom Fiennes is great too, any one but welling
JatevinM - 5/27/2011, 12:43 PM
Johnny Depp is Doctor Strange lol. While Joseph Fiennes is a great Merlin I don't see him as Doctor Strange.
LEEE777 - 5/27/2011, 12:45 PM
NO REALLY???

Didn't believe that BS in the first place lol!

Wellings got...

CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN 3D!
LEEE777 - 5/27/2011, 12:47 PM
P.S. I'd rather shoot myself than see Welling play DR STRANGE! : D
Hellsing - 5/27/2011, 1:03 PM
deep would be a good choice but the dude needs to keep him self in check or who ever the director would be the movie and not let him play some weird quirky version of dr. strange (its gonna be interesting to see how he plays the vampire dude from dark shadows).
reverendjonnynemo - 5/27/2011, 1:33 PM
@UltimateIronAngelX

...no, his Kryptonian.
BillyBlack - 5/27/2011, 1:39 PM
HahAHha did anyone else notice the rainbow coming off Welling in the teaser image for this article?

HahaHAHAhAHAHA magical
MatchesMalone630 - 5/27/2011, 1:40 PM
Tom Welling is a brutal actor. He doesn't deserve to be the star of a tv series, much less the main lead in big screen film.
Talontd - 5/27/2011, 1:41 PM
Of course they aren't, TOM WELLING is CLARK KENT/SUPERMAN! ;)
Illuminatus - 5/27/2011, 1:49 PM
Tom Welling for the innocent bystander that gets squished by Thanos in The Avengers.
LordHuck - 5/27/2011, 1:53 PM
Johnny Depp just got paid 55 million for the 4th pirates movie. I would rather Marvel hire a guy for 4-8 million or less and spend more of the budget on the actual movie.


Can the mere presence of Depp as the lead be enough to make a Dr. Strange film Haul in an extra 100 million? Since studios only receive about 50% of the Gross ticket sales back then it would have to. Example if a film costs 150 mil to make it needs to gross 300 mil to break even, assuming box office as the only source of income.

Depps recent track record is pretty good.

Pirates 1: Budget 140 mil Gross 654 Mil
Pirates 2: Budget 225 Mil Gross 1 Billion
Pirates 3: budget 300 mil Gross 963 mil
Pirates 4 Budget 150-250 mil Gross 400 mil and counting

Rango (Voice only) Budget 135 mil Gross 240 mil

The tourist: Budget 100 mil Gross 292 mil.

Alice in Wonderland: Budget 150-200 mil Gross 1 Billon

Public Enemies: Budget 100 mil Gross 214 mil.

Sweeney Todd: Budget 50 Mil Gross 152 mil

Charlie and the Chocolate factory: Budget 120 mil Gross 475 Mil.

Finding Neverland: Budget 25 Mil Gross 118 Mil


What do you guys think? Would Depp be worth 50 mill to a Dr Strange movie?
militantcharles - 5/27/2011, 2:07 PM
Jeffrey Dean Morgan for Dr. Strange

jeffrey dean morgan Pictures, Images and Photos
113 - 5/27/2011, 2:48 PM
I watched all 10 seasons of Smallville almost religiously. I had a love-hate relationship with the series like most fans...Having said that, after watching Tom Welling for 10 years, it's beyond clear that he cannot act. Sorry Tom, but it's true.
LEEE777 - 5/27/2011, 2:49 PM
TheGODDAMNSUPERGUY @ Lmao... how about NOT!
Bandrews1 - 5/27/2011, 2:52 PM
New it.
BlindLemonShemp - 5/27/2011, 2:58 PM
Jeffrey Dean Morgan would be badass.... id even like to see him take over for Batman...

but as ive said before.... PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!! NO MORE JOHNNY DEPP!!

id even take Christian Slater over Depp.... ANY DAY!
marvel72 - 5/27/2011, 2:59 PM
thank f*ck,i don't think marvel have got a character made of wood.

maybe groot from the guardians of the galaxy.
GUNSMITH - 5/27/2011, 3:09 PM
JHONNY DEPP AS STRANGE...THATS A NO BRAINER..C'MON ITS HIM.
naterator - 5/27/2011, 3:19 PM
were it true then it would be the single greatest slap in the face to WB after 10 years of Smallville
Herosave - 5/27/2011, 3:53 PM
I like Johnny Depp.

He's been in a lot of movies.

He can act pretty good.

I'll say it again, he's been in A LOT of movies.

But he certainly has a great look for Dr. Strange.

So I'd say go with him, someone else or once again a no namer that can act!
UltimaRex - 5/27/2011, 4:29 PM
Aww, I was beginning to look forward to seeing Welling ruin a Marvel character for a change...
LEEE777 - 5/27/2011, 4:43 PM
GUNSMITH @ Exactly!
NerdRage - 5/27/2011, 5:42 PM
He would make a great Orifice...

http://marvel.wikia.com/Orifice_(Earth-616)
AlSimmons - 5/27/2011, 6:35 PM
Yes, I can perfectly see the correlation between Doctor Strange and boobs. It's all so clear now >.>
xizorkatarn - 5/27/2011, 6:54 PM
I think Hugh Laurie could be a badass Doc Strange.
1stMungk - 5/27/2011, 6:57 PM
Maybe Proctor version of Black knight
LP4 - 5/27/2011, 6:59 PM
Welling won't ever be in a CBM because he isn't a fan of comics and would never wear a suit...EVER.

Knightstalker - 5/27/2011, 8:25 PM
Tom Welling for the guy that makes my lunch at Taco Bell!!
catman - 5/28/2011, 3:46 AM
He was gonna get the role then Marvel found out he dont like wearing superhero outfits..whoops..thought you were being smart didnt ya Marvel? :D
Ichaos - 5/28/2011, 3:48 AM
@Arminies. he never "flied". That must been a very tall ladder he was on when he tapped on Air Force Ones window
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 5/28/2011, 4:05 AM
I can't see him being in marvel but if there is a Batman tv series ever, he should be picked up for Nightwing.

DC Comics Super Hero Collection: Nightwing
StrangerX - 5/28/2011, 6:06 AM
Were people actually thinking that rumor was true? Too be perfectly honest I think Docto Strange should get the same treatment as Thor and have a relatively unknown actor in the role with a supporting cast of quality actors.
DDD - 5/28/2011, 7:49 AM
After that SMALLVILLE ender I hope
TOM WELLING just crawls off and DIES!
DIE, DIE, DIE, DIE, DIE!!!!!!!!!!!
lol

And that asshole producer who I won't
ever mention the name of again!

Yep it's DEPP! Depp's been done to death
but WTF? He just fits, fer cryin' in a
bucket!

Please log in to post comments.

Don't have an account?
Please Register.