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Matthew Modine is interested in playing Doctor Strange for Marvel

02.24.2014

We know Marvel is looking for a director for their DOCTOR STRANGE film, which means they are also searching for someone to play the Sorcerer Supreme. Actor Matthew Modine has thrown a name out there he thinks the studio should be considering: himself. In a recent tweet, the FULL METAL JACKET and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES star says he'd like to play Doctor Strange in Marvel's planned movie.

Dye his hair and Matthew Modine would definitely look like the character, but I doubt Marvel is going to cast him as Doctor Strange. Some have speculated Strange will become the new leader of The Avengers once Robert Downey, Jr. takes a break from playing Iron Man, and no disrespect to Mr. Modine, but there's a huge drop in terms of star power from Downey to Modine. Marvel will likely want a more recognizable name for the part, which is why the Johnny Depp as Doctor Strange made sense, even if there wasn't any truth to that rumor.

But on the other hand, Marvel has cast some interesting actors as their characters, and maybe they'll think Matthew Modine is a good fit for Doctor Strange. Modine is just expressing interest in a part, and this isn't a rumor about a meeting or Marvel looking at the actor, so Marvel might just say, "Thanks, but no thanks," and continue their search. It probably won't happen, but do you think Matthew Modine would make a great Doctor Strange?

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10:54AM on 02/25/2014
I actually think Modine could pull it off. I'd rather Viggo Mortensen as Strange, but I could see Modine in the role.
I actually think Modine could pull it off. I'd rather Viggo Mortensen as Strange, but I could see Modine in the role.
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6:54AM on 02/25/2014

what a whore

Seriously...what did he think a public tweet like that would do, make us all go "gee, we hadn't considered him...he'd be great!" and start some sort of grassroots movement? Sorry...all it said to me was "will act for food"
Seriously...what did he think a public tweet like that would do, make us all go "gee, we hadn't considered him...he'd be great!" and start some sort of grassroots movement? Sorry...all it said to me was "will act for food"
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8:00PM on 02/24/2014

RDJ replacement

That is utter BS. Nobody at marvel ever said they're looking at Dr Strange as an Iron Man replacement. That's an Idea YOU Internet movie critics INVENTED, cause you thought it "made sense". No matter wether it seems to make sense or not, you can't invent an idea and then go on to say "it's a rumor that's floating around". If I was to say: "My poop is pure gold" I can't claim two days later that this was a common rumor. I'ts ridicoulus.
That is utter BS. Nobody at marvel ever said they're looking at Dr Strange as an Iron Man replacement. That's an Idea YOU Internet movie critics INVENTED, cause you thought it "made sense". No matter wether it seems to make sense or not, you can't invent an idea and then go on to say "it's a rumor that's floating around". If I was to say: "My poop is pure gold" I can't claim two days later that this was a common rumor. I'ts ridicoulus.
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9:47PM on 02/24/2014
FACT Robert Downy Junior has stated that he wants to quit playing Iron Man and Avengers 3 will likely be the last movie with Robert Downy Junior.

BULLSHIT Doctor Strange has never been the leader of the Avengers in the comics. The Defenders, yes. The Secret Avengers, maybe. But not the Avengers. And Iron Man is not the leader of the Avengers in the movies anyway.
FACT Robert Downy Junior has stated that he wants to quit playing Iron Man and Avengers 3 will likely be the last movie with Robert Downy Junior.

BULLSHIT Doctor Strange has never been the leader of the Avengers in the comics. The Defenders, yes. The Secret Avengers, maybe. But not the Avengers. And Iron Man is not the leader of the Avengers in the movies anyway.
8:58AM on 02/25/2014
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I'm not sure what film you were watching, but RDJ (Iron Man) was the defacto leader of the Avengers in the first film. He occupies the centre of the group photo's, the cover of the movie/posters and was the one directing the other Avengers when the main battle went down. Although they never said *Iron Man you're the leader* in the movie, they pretty much insinuated it with how the story was structured and presented. And just one last point: There's been one movie. There will be
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I'm not sure what film you were watching, but RDJ (Iron Man) was the defacto leader of the Avengers in the first film. He occupies the centre of the group photo's, the cover of the movie/posters and was the one directing the other Avengers when the main battle went down. Although they never said *Iron Man you're the leader* in the movie, they pretty much insinuated it with how the story was structured and presented. And just one last point: There's been one movie. There will be multiple movies, but there's only been one up to this point. I welcome your rebuttal.
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4:41PM on 02/24/2014
When I see Modine's face..all that comes to mind are unarmed (I think) police officers running at a formidable militia with tanks by their sides. I donít know why that is. Sorry...someone make the Depp rumours true....please.
When I see Modine's face..all that comes to mind are unarmed (I think) police officers running at a formidable militia with tanks by their sides. I donít know why that is. Sorry...someone make the Depp rumours true....please.
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3:10PM on 02/24/2014
Modine's a good actor, and I can actually see him in the role.
Modine's a good actor, and I can actually see him in the role.
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1:49PM on 02/24/2014

Why has nobody thought of the obvious for the doc?!

Rosie O'Donnell of course! She/he is a decent actor with right amount of facial hair and acting chops to boot! Oh and don't forget that she think Tom Cruise is a cutie patudie! Chant with me blo's! LESBIAN POTATO! LESBIAN POTATO!
Rosie O'Donnell of course! She/he is a decent actor with right amount of facial hair and acting chops to boot! Oh and don't forget that she think Tom Cruise is a cutie patudie! Chant with me blo's! LESBIAN POTATO! LESBIAN POTATO!
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1:48PM on 02/24/2014

Why has nobody thought of the obvious for the doc?!

Rosie O'Donnell of course! She/he is a decent actor with right amount of facial hair and acting chops to boot! Oh and don't forget that she think Tom Cruise is a cutie patudie! Chant with me blo's! LESBIAN POTATO! LESBIAN POTATO!
Rosie O'Donnell of course! She/he is a decent actor with right amount of facial hair and acting chops to boot! Oh and don't forget that she think Tom Cruise is a cutie patudie! Chant with me blo's! LESBIAN POTATO! LESBIAN POTATO!
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1:33PM on 02/24/2014

Sorry Mathew but...

but I hear Mike Epps is up for the role of the good Doctor because why the fuck not....
but I hear Mike Epps is up for the role of the good Doctor because why the fuck not....
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1:26PM on 02/24/2014
Who cares? If Marvel is going to make moves to have Dr. Strange as the center character for the MCU after RDJ falls to the background, that will hands down be the worst move.

Nothing against Dr. Strange or any of his fans, but he's not exactly a leading character in the comics. It's not like you ever read a story arc hoping Dr. Strange shows up to do something badass. He's always that character that works best in the background, the wise mentor that will offer help to the heroes. If
Who cares? If Marvel is going to make moves to have Dr. Strange as the center character for the MCU after RDJ falls to the background, that will hands down be the worst move.

Nothing against Dr. Strange or any of his fans, but he's not exactly a leading character in the comics. It's not like you ever read a story arc hoping Dr. Strange shows up to do something badass. He's always that character that works best in the background, the wise mentor that will offer help to the heroes. If you want a character to rally the troops behind, I suggest either throwing more money towards Chris Evans to stay on as Captain America. Or just focus on fleshing out the cast of Avengers and just have Avengers movies with a bunch of other properties like GOTG, Inhumans, etc. tied into the same universe.
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1:17PM on 02/24/2014
I like how he says it as if everyone and their mother is going to beg Marvel to get Matthew Modine the part. All those Matthew Modine super fans...
I like how he says it as if everyone and their mother is going to beg Marvel to get Matthew Modine the part. All those Matthew Modine super fans...
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11:19AM on 02/24/2014
I still want to see Jon Hamm get the part. He has all of the great qualities to make for a terrific Doctor Strange.
I still want to see Jon Hamm get the part. He has all of the great qualities to make for a terrific Doctor Strange.
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11:14AM on 02/24/2014
Hell NO!
Hell NO!
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11:05AM on 02/24/2014

Not a chance in hell.....

R. Lee Ermey was right, you are and will always be, private Joker
R. Lee Ermey was right, you are and will always be, private Joker
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11:00AM on 02/24/2014
I wouldn't be upset if Mathew Modine got it, but there are lots of other people I'd rather see. Depp, Mortensen, Fassbender, Cumberbatch. I want somebody who can do dark, mysterious, exotic AND charismatic. Seriously though, Viggo Mortensen should be the first phone number called here.

Just for the love of all good things in the world not Keanu Reeves.
I wouldn't be upset if Mathew Modine got it, but there are lots of other people I'd rather see. Depp, Mortensen, Fassbender, Cumberbatch. I want somebody who can do dark, mysterious, exotic AND charismatic. Seriously though, Viggo Mortensen should be the first phone number called here.

Just for the love of all good things in the world not Keanu Reeves.
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1:29PM on 02/24/2014
What's the matter, you can't picture Dr. Strange looking stunned and saying "Whoa.." 3 times in a movie.
What's the matter, you can't picture Dr. Strange looking stunned and saying "Whoa.." 3 times in a movie.
10:37AM on 02/24/2014
Can't see it. Oded Fehr is still my dark horse.
Can't see it. Oded Fehr is still my dark horse.
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10:22AM on 02/24/2014
Would someone get this hothead out of here?
Would someone get this hothead out of here?
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3:07PM on 02/24/2014
Can't stop laughing at this comment! Just so funny!
Can't stop laughing at this comment! Just so funny!
10:15AM on 02/24/2014
Actually, he'd make a cool Dr Strange. Good actor. Loved him in Full Metal Jacket and The Dark Knight Rises.
Actually, he'd make a cool Dr Strange. Good actor. Loved him in Full Metal Jacket and The Dark Knight Rises.
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10:13AM on 02/24/2014
I can't blame a guy for trying but I am about 99.9% this would not happen. If Marvel is planning on casting someone as Dr. Strange with the idea that he would take the reigns from Downey, Modine is for sure not the guy. His screen presence is practically nonexistent. He has been in some good movies but it is never because of him, it is because of everybody else in that movie.
I can't blame a guy for trying but I am about 99.9% this would not happen. If Marvel is planning on casting someone as Dr. Strange with the idea that he would take the reigns from Downey, Modine is for sure not the guy. His screen presence is practically nonexistent. He has been in some good movies but it is never because of him, it is because of everybody else in that movie.
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10:10AM on 02/24/2014
Ha... the closest he'll ever get is the Asylum mockbuster "Professor Weird".
Ha... the closest he'll ever get is the Asylum mockbuster "Professor Weird".
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9:39AM on 02/24/2014

No,....

Once someone mentioned Johnny Depp, I can't get him out of my head as Dr. Strange.
Once someone mentioned Johnny Depp, I can't get him out of my head as Dr. Strange.
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9:05AM on 02/24/2014
Di Caprio, please.
Di Caprio, please.
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9:02AM on 02/24/2014

NO THANKS!!

I can't stand Matthew modine! Never liked him! He needs to keep dreaming, cuz marvel isn't gonna put this guy in the spot light! Not a big enough name! If dr strange is suppose to be the big character to replace iron man/tony stark and lead the future avengers films it has to be, and needs to be a much bigger name than Matthew modine! Funny how this guy thinks he even has a prayer at playing Dr. Strange.
I can't stand Matthew modine! Never liked him! He needs to keep dreaming, cuz marvel isn't gonna put this guy in the spot light! Not a big enough name! If dr strange is suppose to be the big character to replace iron man/tony stark and lead the future avengers films it has to be, and needs to be a much bigger name than Matthew modine! Funny how this guy thinks he even has a prayer at playing Dr. Strange.
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8:42AM on 02/24/2014
I was having Ryan Gosling in mind, not you, Mr. Modine.
I was having Ryan Gosling in mind, not you, Mr. Modine.
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8:38AM on 02/24/2014
Fuck off Modine. Big words for a guy who was bashing Marvel when TDKR was coming out. You're lucky to still have a career, don't push it.
Fuck off Modine. Big words for a guy who was bashing Marvel when TDKR was coming out. You're lucky to still have a career, don't push it.
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9:04AM on 02/24/2014
Amen! Fuck that guy! He's shit
Amen! Fuck that guy! He's shit
8:38AM on 02/24/2014
Hmm. Good for him for trying... but I don't see it happening. Who knows? Viggo! Viggo!
Hmm. Good for him for trying... but I don't see it happening. Who knows? Viggo! Viggo!
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