Rumour: Marvel keen on Johnny Depp for Doctor Strange?

Studio ready to age-up the character?

It's a Marvel casting news extravaganza this morning, with Latino Review claiming that Marvel has met with Johnny Depp over the title role in their forthcoming Doctor Strange adaptation.

The good doctor is a highly skilled sorcerer, the primary protector of Earth against magical villains, and has already been confirmed by Kevin Feige as being the next character on his Marvel hit-list.

According to the report, Depp is a big fan of the comicbooks, and it is thought his good relationship with Disney could help things along towards an agreement…

That said, the same site linked Joseph Gordon-Levitt to the role last year, with the report conceding that some script alterations would need to be made to accommodate the significantly older Depp into the role.

Whether or not this proves to be hot air remains to be seen, but on the face of it, Depp would seem a reasonable fit for the part. Could there be another Michael Douglas-sized bombshell on the near horizon? We'll have to wait and see...

Would Depp be a good pick for the role? Tell us, below!


    • chrisbowes

      Jan 14th 2014, 9:55

      I don't think the age of actor is a major issue, in the comics Strange is at the very least in his 40's so Depp could easily carry that off. Depp would be great, he can do weird, serious and sarcastic so is a good fit.

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    • dangoodfellow

      Jan 14th 2014, 11:58

      i bet Johnny's already practising silly voices and eccentric mannerisms in front of the mirror. Hope they keep his high collared cape, that cape is the balls.

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    • batt101

      Jan 14th 2014, 15:21

      Don't like the idea of Depp, what was the last decent film he made?

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 14th 2014, 16:26

      No just no! There was a time I would of welcomed this idea with open arms but that ship has sailed.

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 14th 2014, 16:30

      You know who should play Dr Strange.......Viggo Mortensen!!!

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 15th 2014, 14:53

      Dempsey interesting. Now that you mention him Patrick actually looks a lot like the character.

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