Kevin Feige talks Doctor Strange

Refutes the need for “movie star” casting

Kevin Feige has been discussing Marvel’s plans to bring Doctor Strange to the big screen, and has commented on recent speculation over the studio’s supposed shortlist of directors.

“We’re meeting a lot of people now,” says Feige, before dismissing the specific names mentioned as mere speculation. “But we’re actively looking.”

“We always look at a wide range of people with a wide range of backgrounds. There’s only one criteria: do something that we think is really cool. That’s about it.”

As for the part of Doctor Strange himself, Johnny Depp has been strongly linked to the role, although Feige rejects the notion that they are actively looking for “movie star” casting.

“I think if you’re looking to track our decision-making and how we’ve done things, we have a pretty wide track record. So, no, a movie star is not required, but that doesn’t mean a movie star wouldn’t be great. It just depends.”

Nothing official to get our teeth into just yet then, although it certainly sounds as though the wheels are in motion over at Marvel. Exciting times for fans of the good doctor…

Who would you cast as Doctor Strange? Tell us, below!


    • NickyC

      Feb 26th 2014, 16:00

      I'd go even further and say you don't want a big star for Dr. Strange at all because they bring with them a lot of their acting tics and brand recognition. Johnny Depp would be dead wrong for this because he's already Jack Sparrow. Disney don't want a conlfict of interest between their franchises and, dare I say it ... he's been phoning it in recently and could do with refeshing his technique (like Matthew McConaughey has done so well). I think Feige has done a great job with the formula and there's not much need to change it. Get someone on the rise or relatively unknown and then put the big stars in the supporting roles, just like they have with all of them since Iron Man. I'm not a comic book guy at all, but I love what Feige has been doing. As far as I'm concerned, he's the real star of these pictures.

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    • batt101

      Feb 26th 2014, 17:17

      I have to agree I have serious doubts about Johnny Depp and would be surprised if Marvel went that way

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    • Hadouken76

      Feb 26th 2014, 17:50

      Jeffrey Dean Morgan. I know he's already played The Comedian, but Deadpool was played by Green Lantern and of course, Captain America used to be The Human Torch.

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 26th 2014, 20:44

      Move heaven and earth to hire Guillermo Del Toro as directer and get Viggo Mortensen to play Dr Strange!

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