Right on the heels of the Michael Douglas confirmation for Ant-Man, Marvel isn’t waiting too long to get the ball rolling on casting Doctor Strange for another one of their upcoming “Phase Three” films.
The folks over at Latino Review claims that Marvel’s eager to land Johnny Depp despite a critical and commercial failure of last summer’s The Lone Ranger and that they would even rework the original script called for a 30-year-old Doctor Strange to better fit the 50-year-old actor.
But the site which earlier reported Marvel’s desire to cast Joseph Gordon-Levitt wisely cautions that the prospective casting is far from a done deal,
while Depp has met with Marvel, and both sides want this to work, it doesn’t mean it will.
Based on the Marvel Comics character created by Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko, Dr. Stephen Strange is a mystical superhero, often referred to as the Sorcerer Supreme, who contends with threats of the magical variety and has been affiliated with Spider-Man and the Avengers, but the nature of the character’s storylines would move the Marvel films firmly into a fantastical realm that they’ve only just begun to explore.
The film doesn’t have a director and the soonest a Dr. Strange movie would see the light of day would be 2016.
Depp who has a very fruitful relationship with Disney, currently has Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and Alice in Wonderland 2 on his docket of upcoming projects.