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CAST THIS: Dr. Strange

07.01.2010

And just when I thought we were running out of superheroes to cast, we throw one more into the mix. With the Avengers, JLA and X-Men rosters all filling up, with Supes, Batman and Spidey all spoken for, it gets harder and harder to think of just whoís left. But with any comic universe, there are always a whole host of characters who will now be forced into their own features.

The latest is Dr. Strange, who now has a pair of screenwriters assigned to his tale in the form of Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer. This is one of the first Marvel projects under the new Marvel/Disney merger, so it will be interesting to see what comes of it. But first, we need to find the good doctor.

This film has been in development for eons, but is finally coming to life as the well of superheroes runs dry. Itís unusual to have a hero to cast thatís this old, though I suppose heís probably around similar age to Tony Stark in fact.

Heís got the advantage of being a maskless hero, so whoever plays him will get a lot of face time without a doubt. He also has a very distinguished look about him, and his hair and goatee are trademarks that not all actors could pull off.

Who do you think could do it? I would try and think outside the box here, but I guess we should be realistic about A-listers who would actually want to play Dr. Strange in a feature film. But hey, the right paycheck can often solve all those problems.

Heís got to have a commanding presence and the right look, and I want to see who you guys think the perfect casting choice would be here.

LAST WEEK: Holden Caulfield

Most of you werenít too excited about the fact that THE CATCHER IN THE RYE may be turned into a film. This is either because A) you love the book and donít think it should be adapted or B) you hate the book and think itís overrated shit. Most of you fell into the latter category. But for those of you who did chime in, who did you think should play Holden?

1. Anton Yelchin (17%) 2. Paul Dano (11%) 3. Kieran Culkin (9%)

I can definitely see Yelchin in the part, as he plays angsty teen pretty well, most notably in Charlie Bartlett. Dano is a good pick to as the kid can act, but Iím worried his look is a bitÖoff.

Kieran Culkin? Really? If you say so, but I couldnít find any other pictures of him where he didnít look likeÖthis. But hey, who knows.

Alright, who should be Dr. Strange?†

Extra Tidbit: Whenever I think about Dr. Strange being brought to life, I just think of Dr. Orpheus from The Venture Bros.
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10:59AM on 07/10/2010

Liam Neeson

He's got a particular set of skills that would fit here very well lol =]
He's got a particular set of skills that would fit here very well lol =]
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2:43PM on 07/09/2010
Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves
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2:37PM on 07/09/2010

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2:22PM on 07/08/2010
Is Christopher Lee too old?
Is Christopher Lee too old?
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1:26PM on 07/05/2010
Liam Neeson or Timothy Dalton.
Liam Neeson or Timothy Dalton.
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9:09PM on 07/03/2010

Timothy Dalton

Timothy Dalton
Timothy Dalton
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8:31PM on 07/02/2010

How about...

Chuck Norris?
Chuck Norris?
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7:33PM on 07/02/2010
how about Mads Mikkelsen
how about Mads Mikkelsen
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6:48PM on 07/02/2010
Jeffrey Donovan ("Burn Notice"). Or Terry Crews.
Jeffrey Donovan ("Burn Notice"). Or Terry Crews.
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5:52PM on 07/02/2010
Possible suggestion: Clive Owen.

Neeson or Caviezel are VERY good choices though
Possible suggestion: Clive Owen.

Neeson or Caviezel are VERY good choices though
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5:35PM on 07/02/2010

My cast, but the studio..

Liam Neeson,Hugo Weaving,Daniel Day Lewis or someone unknown could work too, but knowing the studio it will cast someone like Mel Gibson or Gorge Clooney. Awwwwww
Liam Neeson,Hugo Weaving,Daniel Day Lewis or someone unknown could work too, but knowing the studio it will cast someone like Mel Gibson or Gorge Clooney. Awwwwww
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5:31PM on 07/02/2010
I'm going to say this purely as a casting based on looks..
Russell Brand. Seriously. Cut his hair, add the white side burns, and he could be a dead ringer for Dr. Strange.
I'm going to say this purely as a casting based on looks..
Russell Brand. Seriously. Cut his hair, add the white side burns, and he could be a dead ringer for Dr. Strange.
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4:41PM on 07/02/2010

i agree with

Joseph Fiennes
Joseph Fiennes
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4:41PM on 07/02/2010

i agree with

Joseph Fiennes
Joseph Fiennes
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9:09AM on 07/02/2010
Joseph Fiennes (someone did a rendering of him as Dr Strange and it was perfect)
Joseph Fiennes (someone did a rendering of him as Dr Strange and it was perfect)
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9:42AM on 07/02/2010
I hadn't even thought of him, but he'd be pretty damn good.
I hadn't even thought of him, but he'd be pretty damn good.
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9:06AM on 07/02/2010
Bruce Campbell
Bruce Campbell
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6:21AM on 07/02/2010

For Thought!!

Jeffrey Dean Morgan...
Jeffrey Dean Morgan...
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4:52AM on 07/02/2010

Liam Neeson

but more likely Johnny Depp
but more likely Johnny Depp
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3:44AM on 07/02/2010

And the tidbit

I always think the same thing about Dr. Orpheus when I watch that show.
I always think the same thing about Dr. Orpheus when I watch that show.
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12:02AM on 07/02/2010

007

Peirce Brosman

he needs to really redeem himself for doing "Mamma Mia!" i'll admit that i personally liked that film but no possible way should my favorite James Bond sing.
Peirce Brosman

he needs to really redeem himself for doing "Mamma Mia!" i'll admit that i personally liked that film but no possible way should my favorite James Bond sing.
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11:43PM on 07/01/2010
Sam Rockwell, or Jeff Fahey (a little older for the part, but he's be great).
Sam Rockwell, or Jeff Fahey (a little older for the part, but he's be great).
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11:32PM on 07/01/2010
Come on, folks. Jim Caviezel! So good. Just start agreeing.
Come on, folks. Jim Caviezel! So good. Just start agreeing.
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11:02PM on 07/01/2010
Wayne Coyne from the flaming lips, looks exactly like Dr. Strange and fits the bill. I also like whoever suggested Viggo Mortensen. But def going with Wayne Coyne
Wayne Coyne from the flaming lips, looks exactly like Dr. Strange and fits the bill. I also like whoever suggested Viggo Mortensen. But def going with Wayne Coyne
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10:56PM on 07/01/2010
Wayne Coyne from the flaming lips, looks exactly like Dr. Strange and fits the bill. I also like whoever suggested Viggo Mortensen. But def going with Wayne Coyne
Wayne Coyne from the flaming lips, looks exactly like Dr. Strange and fits the bill. I also like whoever suggested Viggo Mortensen. But def going with Wayne Coyne
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10:38PM on 07/01/2010

Surprised no one has said...

Mark Strong. Always a villain, certainly has the chops.
Mark Strong. Always a villain, certainly has the chops.
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10:37PM on 07/01/2010
Timothy Olyphant.
Timothy Olyphant.
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10:18PM on 07/01/2010
An awesome unknown...
An awesome unknown...
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9:47PM on 07/01/2010
Hugo Weaving
Hugo Weaving
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9:40PM on 07/01/2010

Dr. Strange

How about Tom Selleck? I always envisioned Doc Strange as older, perhaps Pierce Brosnan, he's due for a comeback, isn't he?
How about Tom Selleck? I always envisioned Doc Strange as older, perhaps Pierce Brosnan, he's due for a comeback, isn't he?
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8:52PM on 07/01/2010

Dr. Strange

Paul Bettany
Peter Saarsgard
Gerard Butler
Guy Pearce
Paul Bettany
Peter Saarsgard
Gerard Butler
Guy Pearce
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8:20PM on 07/01/2010
Nestor Carbonell (Richard Alpert) from Lost would be great. He has a good way of reacting believable with the fantastic without it being lame; until the last episode but that was Darlton's fuck up. Gary Oldman is a good choice too but he's already Commissioner Gordon.
Nestor Carbonell (Richard Alpert) from Lost would be great. He has a good way of reacting believable with the fantastic without it being lame; until the last episode but that was Darlton's fuck up. Gary Oldman is a good choice too but he's already Commissioner Gordon.
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7:50PM on 07/01/2010
Daniel Day Lewis would by my #1 choice to play Dr. Strange. Of course, that would never happen.
Daniel Day Lewis would by my #1 choice to play Dr. Strange. Of course, that would never happen.
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7:48PM on 07/01/2010

Last name strikes a chord

Jude Law, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp (only a matter of time before he gets into the superhero game), Viggo Mortensen.
Jude Law, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp (only a matter of time before he gets into the superhero game), Viggo Mortensen.
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7:36PM on 07/01/2010
JOSH BROLIN. Yes, in caps.
JOSH BROLIN. Yes, in caps.
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7:29PM on 07/01/2010
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
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6:56PM on 07/01/2010
I was thinking RDJ as well but he is Iron Man. My second thought was George Clooney and I also saw someone say Johnny Depp which could work.
I was thinking RDJ as well but he is Iron Man. My second thought was George Clooney and I also saw someone say Johnny Depp which could work.
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6:55PM on 07/01/2010
I was thinking RDJ as well but he is Iron Man. My second thought was George Clooney and I also saw someone say Johnny Depp which could work.
I was thinking RDJ as well but he is Iron Man. My second thought was George Clooney and I also saw someone say Johnny Depp which could work.
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6:49PM on 07/01/2010
Mark Pellegrino... Played a good Lucifer in Supernatural, and was awesome in LOST as Jacob
Mark Pellegrino... Played a good Lucifer in Supernatural, and was awesome in LOST as Jacob
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6:42PM on 07/01/2010

I say.....

either Hugh Laurie, Iaon Gruffudd, or Clive Owen. i think they'd all great for it.
either Hugh Laurie, Iaon Gruffudd, or Clive Owen. i think they'd all great for it.
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6:09PM on 07/01/2010
I'm completely shocked....a cast this for a superhero movie and none of you fanboys have shouted "Fillion" yet? for shame
I'm completely shocked....a cast this for a superhero movie and none of you fanboys have shouted "Fillion" yet? for shame
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5:39PM on 07/01/2010
Snyder (3 ninjas) lol.
Snyder (3 ninjas) lol.
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5:39PM on 07/01/2010
Hugh Laurie or maybe Patrick Wilson if they want to go younger
Hugh Laurie or maybe Patrick Wilson if they want to go younger
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5:39PM on 07/01/2010

My picks....

Johnny Depp is my number one pick but Joseph Fiennes and Jim Caviezel are my second and third picks.
Johnny Depp is my number one pick but Joseph Fiennes and Jim Caviezel are my second and third picks.
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5:36PM on 07/01/2010
i think Liam Neeson is an interesting choice, but i have a feeling they are going to cast younger.
Jim Caviezel could definitely work.
to throw a name out there that hasnt been mentioned yet, i could see Zachary Quinto working, kind of a mix of Sylar and Spock.
i think Liam Neeson is an interesting choice, but i have a feeling they are going to cast younger.
Jim Caviezel could definitely work.
to throw a name out there that hasnt been mentioned yet, i could see Zachary Quinto working, kind of a mix of Sylar and Spock.
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5:21PM on 07/01/2010
Ben Kingsley?
Ben Kingsley?
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5:09PM on 07/01/2010
Adrian Brody
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4:55PM on 07/01/2010

i've got two ideas

hugh laurie his work on house is phenomenal, and Daniel Day Lewis
hugh laurie his work on house is phenomenal, and Daniel Day Lewis
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4:42PM on 07/01/2010

hmmm

Pending age I first thought of Tom Hanks. But going younger i'd throw out Colin Farrell or Orlando Bloom would be cool to see.
Pending age I first thought of Tom Hanks. But going younger i'd throw out Colin Farrell or Orlando Bloom would be cool to see.
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4:50PM on 07/01/2010
Orlando is a little young but OMG he looks the part. If only he could act.
Orlando is a little young but OMG he looks the part. If only he could act.
4:29PM on 07/01/2010
The Dos Equis guy!!!
The Dos Equis guy!!!
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6:56PM on 07/01/2010
He can speak french....in Russian.
He can speak french....in Russian.
4:27PM on 07/01/2010
Ed Quinn from the SyFy show Eureka. Guy just looks the part.
Ed Quinn from the SyFy show Eureka. Guy just looks the part.
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4:22PM on 07/01/2010
Timothy Olyphant
Timothy Olyphant
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4:08PM on 07/01/2010
Jim Caviezel has my vote. Count of Monte Cristo FTW!!
Jim Caviezel has my vote. Count of Monte Cristo FTW!!
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4:06PM on 07/01/2010
Dennis Quaid or Kurt Russell
Dennis Quaid or Kurt Russell
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3:57PM on 07/01/2010
brad pitt
brad pitt
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3:49PM on 07/01/2010
Well my first choice would have been Robert Downey Jr but I guess thats out so I'd have to say Jim Caveziel
Well my first choice would have been Robert Downey Jr but I guess thats out so I'd have to say Jim Caveziel
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3:49PM on 07/01/2010
Jim Caviezel FTW
Jim Caviezel FTW
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3:46PM on 07/01/2010
Guy Pearce.
Guy Pearce.
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3:36PM on 07/01/2010

Gary Oldman

A: Great actor B: Go back and look at some Dracula pics
A: Great actor B: Go back and look at some Dracula pics
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3:31PM on 07/01/2010

Pierce Brosnan.

Who has better Doctor Strange hair?
Who has better Doctor Strange hair?
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3:27PM on 07/01/2010
George Clooney
George Clooney
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3:12PM on 07/01/2010
Liam Neeson indeed.
Liam Neeson indeed.
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3:09PM on 07/01/2010

VINCENT GALLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!


VINCENT GALLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VINCENT GALLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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3:00PM on 07/01/2010

Patrick Dempsey

I've read these books for 30 years and all I can think is Patrick Dempsey.
I've read these books for 30 years and all I can think is Patrick Dempsey.
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2:55PM on 07/01/2010

Ryan Reynold

Most obvious choice.
Most obvious choice.
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3:54PM on 07/01/2010
Obvious troll is not even trying.
Obvious troll is not even trying.
2:41PM on 07/01/2010
Nic Cage muthafucka!
Nic Cage muthafucka!
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2:35PM on 07/01/2010
Rufus Sewell
Rufus Sewell
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2:30PM on 07/01/2010
Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
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2:19PM on 07/01/2010
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
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2:18PM on 07/01/2010
Jimmy Smitts......
Jimmy Smitts......
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2:15PM on 07/01/2010
Adrian Brody
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2:05PM on 07/01/2010
Jim Caveziel works for me.
Jim Caveziel works for me.
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1:51PM on 07/01/2010
Benjamin Bratt
Benjamin Bratt
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1:42PM on 07/01/2010
Tom Cruise.
Tom Cruise.
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1:35PM on 07/01/2010
Fuck that no-talent hack Josh Brolin.

Jefferey Dean Morgan.
Fuck that no-talent hack Josh Brolin.

Jefferey Dean Morgan.
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1:30PM on 07/01/2010
Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin
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1:28PM on 07/01/2010

Ed Norton was my choice

but alas he's Bruce Banner.
I actually like the idea of Jim Caviezel especially if you look at him in Count of Monte Cristo.
but alas he's Bruce Banner.
I actually like the idea of Jim Caviezel especially if you look at him in Count of Monte Cristo.
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1:22PM on 07/01/2010
Pierce Brosnan.
Pierce Brosnan.
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1:16PM on 07/01/2010
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
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1:07PM on 07/01/2010
Pauly Shore...
Pauly Shore...
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1:01PM on 07/01/2010
Double post
Double post
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1:00PM on 07/01/2010
If he wasn't already owning as Gordon I'dve said Gary Oldman perhaps.

Then again I'd say Gary Oldman to every role.
If he wasn't already owning as Gordon I'dve said Gary Oldman perhaps.

Then again I'd say Gary Oldman to every role.
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12:55PM on 07/01/2010

VIGGO

Either him or the most interesting man in the world.
Either him or the most interesting man in the world.
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12:53PM on 07/01/2010
what the hell how bout Ron Perlman
what the hell how bout Ron Perlman
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12:39PM on 07/01/2010

www.patrickism.com

I think that Willem Dafoe would be a great Dr. Strange. Clooney would be good as well.
I think that Willem Dafoe would be a great Dr. Strange. Clooney would be good as well.
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12:39PM on 07/01/2010
Jeffrey Dean Morgan. He has the look, the right age, and has the acting chops. Plus, he's already used to the comic book world with Watchmen.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan. He has the look, the right age, and has the acting chops. Plus, he's already used to the comic book world with Watchmen.
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12:27PM on 07/01/2010

Jim Caviezel

He is the only choice. If anyone else plays Doctor Strange, Marvel will be making a huge mistake.
He is the only choice. If anyone else plays Doctor Strange, Marvel will be making a huge mistake.
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12:06PM on 07/01/2010

I second...

Viggo Mortensen.
Viggo Mortensen.
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12:02PM on 07/01/2010
One of the things that makes this character interesting is that he is, unlike most every other comic book hero, a relatively old dude.

Don't know if he'd be interested (the film would probably have to be written by somebody who didn't write fucking SAHARA (wtf marvel)), but I think Viggo Mortensen would be pretty great.
One of the things that makes this character interesting is that he is, unlike most every other comic book hero, a relatively old dude.

Don't know if he'd be interested (the film would probably have to be written by somebody who didn't write fucking SAHARA (wtf marvel)), but I think Viggo Mortensen would be pretty great.
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12:01PM on 07/01/2010
Liam Neeson, though he may be a bit old for Marvel to consider.
Liam Neeson, though he may be a bit old for Marvel to consider.
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12:00PM on 07/01/2010
I'd go for Timothy Dalton even though he's way too old now, or perhaps Hugo Weaving
I'd go for Timothy Dalton even though he's way too old now, or perhaps Hugo Weaving
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11:56AM on 07/01/2010
Fassbender.

and good night
Fassbender.

and good night
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