This is one rumor I really hope turns out to be true - The Playlist reckon Marvel might be planning on introducing Dr. Stephen Strange in the upcoming Thor sequel, and, they even have a name that could be on Marvel's wishlist to play him. Read on..

We know that a Dr Strange movie is on Marvel's to-do-list and has been for quite some time, but we haven't really heard anything solid regarding them getting the wheels in motion - until now? Maybe. One way of familiarizing audiences with a character before setting him up with his own movie is of course to give him a cameo in someone else's film first - and that might just be what happens in the sequel to Thor.

This rumor has actually flown under the radar for a while. The Playlist recorded a podcast a while back, focusing on the current and future slate of superhero movies. In it they mention that they might know something about a certain Master of the mystic arts playing a part in Thor: The Dark World - and not just a cameo appearance either. Screenrant were good enough to break it down for us..

The Playlist claimed that Natalie Portman’s character Jane Foster could be working alongside Dr. Strange in a similar capacity as she did with Stellan Skarsgård’s Dr. Erik Selvig in the first film, and that Strange would be playing a big part in “all three acts” of the film, as opposed to being relegated to a cameo-type introduction. He would play a scientist (he’s a genius neurosurgeon in the comics) and someone who’s deeply interested in Foster’s stories and knowledge about Asgard and Thor

That's not all, the site also claim that Joel Edgerton (Warrior, The Thing) was the man Marvel wanted to don the cloak and goatee to play the role. "Was" and "wanted" make it sound like it is now unlikely to happen, but I think he's a pretty good choice myself. Anyway, we have to take all of this with the ever ready pinch of salt for now, but do you think this would be the best way to go about introducing Dr Strange to the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

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Mark Cassidy
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Filed Under "Thor" 9/7/2012 Source: Via Screenrant
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