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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