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Marvel Rumor: Justin Theroux is being eyed for Doctor Strange

Apr. 16, 2013by:

Here's an awesome rumor for the day.

According to a "trusted industry source" close to CHUD, it looks like Justin Theroux is being eyed for the role of Doctor Stephen Strange for the DOCTOR STRANGE flick. Here's what the site dropped:

Theres no word on whether or not he is the only name being looked at for the part of Stephen Strange, but I am told that there is a strong interest over at the House of Lee in seeing Seamus OGrady become the Sorcerer Supreme. In fact, if it still holds true, its quite possible that Theroux himself is already at work on the script.

Doctor Strange is one of my favorite characters in the Marvel universe, and Theroux is one of my favorite actors/screenwriters. Not to mention that he's on my list, you know what I'm talking about...wink wink nudge nudge.

Be sure to remember to take it with a grain of salt. This would be part of the third phase of Marvel comic films, which would be released some time along with ANT-MAN. With that film coming out in 2015, it's likely that it would be possibly 2016 before DOCTOR STRANGE releases, if even then.

Until something official comes out, I will be hoping that this is one rumor that turns out to be true.

Source: CBMCHUD

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9:47PM on 04/17/2013
....Who?
....Who?
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9:45PM on 04/17/2013

sure why not?

I dig Therox, it wouldnt be the first leftfield choice Marvel pulled.
I dig Therox, it wouldnt be the first leftfield choice Marvel pulled.
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3:31PM on 04/17/2013
Interesting. But my choice is still Luke Evans.
Interesting. But my choice is still Luke Evans.
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3:25PM on 04/17/2013
Interesting. But my choice is still Luke Evans.
Interesting. But my choice is still Luke Evans.
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1:41PM on 04/17/2013
That would be cool with me, also Viggo would be good too. Dream casting would be Daniel Day Lewis.
That would be cool with me, also Viggo would be good too. Dream casting would be Daniel Day Lewis.
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12:36PM on 04/17/2013
I'm okay with this.
I'm okay with this.
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10:39AM on 04/17/2013
I want Collin Firth.
I want Collin Firth.
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12:31AM on 04/17/2013
No thanks. I like the actor plenty, but I would not have him be my top choice. I still see Jim Caviezel being perfect for the role. Maybe Benicio Del Toro. Someone older.
No thanks. I like the actor plenty, but I would not have him be my top choice. I still see Jim Caviezel being perfect for the role. Maybe Benicio Del Toro. Someone older.
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11:29PM on 04/16/2013
Jon Hamm, Matt Bomer, and Timothy Olyphant would be great too.
Jon Hamm, Matt Bomer, and Timothy Olyphant would be great too.
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11:28PM on 04/16/2013

everything marvel has done has worked out so far

so if hes cast ive got faith hes the man for the job, still tho, viggo mortensen would OWN the role
so if hes cast ive got faith hes the man for the job, still tho, viggo mortensen would OWN the role
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11:26PM on 04/16/2013
my choice is Timothy Olyphant...
my choice is Timothy Olyphant...
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10:24PM on 04/16/2013

Nope.

Viggo Mortensen. Get him for Strange, and we have a winner.
Viggo Mortensen. Get him for Strange, and we have a winner.
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10:22PM on 04/16/2013
I also think Jim Caviezel and Joel Edgerton would make great choices too.

If Justin is cast, then my interest in this film is really low.
I also think Jim Caviezel and Joel Edgerton would make great choices too.

If Justin is cast, then my interest in this film is really low.
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10:19PM on 04/16/2013

Terrible Choice

I have nothing against the guy, but I don't think he has what it takes to take on the role.

I like the idea of Johnny Depp, Patrick Dempsey, Viggo Mortensen, Clive Owen, or Jeffrey Dean Morgan playing Doctor Strange.
I have nothing against the guy, but I don't think he has what it takes to take on the role.

I like the idea of Johnny Depp, Patrick Dempsey, Viggo Mortensen, Clive Owen, or Jeffrey Dean Morgan playing Doctor Strange.
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4:42AM on 04/17/2013
how about The Rock? he's pretty cool. april fools was weeks ago. except for Viggo, how are any of those even remotely right for the character?
how about The Rock? he's pretty cool. april fools was weeks ago. except for Viggo, how are any of those even remotely right for the character?
12:09AM on 04/18/2013
How is the guy they are considering even right for tbe part? Because he wrote Iron Man 2?
How is the guy they are considering even right for tbe part? Because he wrote Iron Man 2?
3:55PM on 04/18/2013
granted, this is all personal opinion but i like him for his acting chops. the guy does comedy and drama well, has the look and probably wouldnt cost an arm and a leg to hire. what more do you want? oh yeah, you want Jeffrey Dean Morgan. what??? i love JDM but maybe you have never read Dr Strange or watched his animated film. no one, NO ONE you listed outside of Viggo and amybe Caviezel even remotely fits that role.
granted, this is all personal opinion but i like him for his acting chops. the guy does comedy and drama well, has the look and probably wouldnt cost an arm and a leg to hire. what more do you want? oh yeah, you want Jeffrey Dean Morgan. what??? i love JDM but maybe you have never read Dr Strange or watched his animated film. no one, NO ONE you listed outside of Viggo and amybe Caviezel even remotely fits that role.
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10:14PM on 04/16/2013
I can definitely see it, he can bring a eccentric feel to the role.
I can definitely see it, he can bring a eccentric feel to the role.
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9:39PM on 04/16/2013
A surprising choice. As for Doctor Strange, I'd go with Guy Pearce regardless of his appearance in Iron Man 3.
A surprising choice. As for Doctor Strange, I'd go with Guy Pearce regardless of his appearance in Iron Man 3.
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9:38PM on 04/16/2013
He's not my first choice but I think he'd be good. Timothy Olyphant is still my top choice.
He's not my first choice but I think he'd be good. Timothy Olyphant is still my top choice.
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8:49PM on 04/16/2013

Hadn't thought of Theroux...

...but he'd be a great choice for Strange. I'd always seen Rufus Sewell in the role, but this Theroux rumour would make me pretty happy if true.
...but he'd be a great choice for Strange. I'd always seen Rufus Sewell in the role, but this Theroux rumour would make me pretty happy if true.
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8:46PM on 04/16/2013
He makes sense as far as I know. Plus, he wrote Iron Man 2 which means he has a relationship with Marvel already. And frankly, we need more Theroux.
He makes sense as far as I know. Plus, he wrote Iron Man 2 which means he has a relationship with Marvel already. And frankly, we need more Theroux.
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8:55PM on 04/16/2013
Err Iron Man 2 was ass, so that's not great...
Err Iron Man 2 was ass, so that's not great...
9:37AM on 04/17/2013
Which is why I didn't comment on its quality. I commented on that Marvel has a relationship with him already.
Which is why I didn't comment on its quality. I commented on that Marvel has a relationship with him already.
8:17PM on 04/16/2013

I like marvels picks. Less likely to hold production hostage.

Ever since they picked RDJ to play Iron Man they've been picking people without the star power to interfere with the movies. If they picked Tom Cruise or a huge A-Lister for Iron Man or another marvel hero I'm sure he would dictate the product/production to fit his needs and not of the studio and audience, and I love Tom Cruise. I hope marvel continues to make unorthodox picks for their movies and continue to elevate good/great actors.

I don't think Viggo would be above the material but I
Ever since they picked RDJ to play Iron Man they've been picking people without the star power to interfere with the movies. If they picked Tom Cruise or a huge A-Lister for Iron Man or another marvel hero I'm sure he would dictate the product/production to fit his needs and not of the studio and audience, and I love Tom Cruise. I hope marvel continues to make unorthodox picks for their movies and continue to elevate good/great actors.

I don't think Viggo would be above the material but I would imagine that after the first or second time playing the character he would be fed up because he would have to pass on certain passion projects. Justin on the other hand would gladly dedicate a good chunk of his time to portraying Dr. Strange properly for fan recognition.

I guess all in all is that I would make these picks because its less likely that a person like Theroux will hold production hostage.
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8:16PM on 04/16/2013
How about we give David Tennant a chance to play another Doctor?
How about we give David Tennant a chance to play another Doctor?
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8:01PM on 04/16/2013

I want Viggo

Viggo Mortensen, please
Viggo Mortensen, please
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7:38PM on 04/16/2013
I think he'd be good
I think he'd be good
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7:36PM on 04/16/2013
I'd prefer Jim Caviezel for the role. Anyone else think the same?

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I'd prefer Jim Caviezel for the role. Anyone else think the same?

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7:31PM on 04/16/2013
I think he's a great option or jim caviezel, patrick dempsey, or tom cruise
I think he's a great option or jim caviezel, patrick dempsey, or tom cruise
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7:31PM on 04/16/2013
I think he's a great option or jim caviezel, patrick dempsey, or tom cruise
I think he's a great option or jim caviezel, patrick dempsey, or tom cruise
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11:29PM on 04/16/2013
tom cruise needs to stay away from all things marvel, we almost ended up with him as tony stark...thank god that didnt happen
tom cruise needs to stay away from all things marvel, we almost ended up with him as tony stark...thank god that didnt happen
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