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Patrick Dempsey would love to enter the supernatural world of Doctor Strange

04.04.2011

There's about 350 things I'd rather do than watch GREY'S ANATOMY. If I feel the need to see something with Patrick Dempsey, I'll watch the 1989 classic LOVERBOY. Yes, I said classic.

So it seems McSexypants or McNugget or whatever they call him on that show, is interested in playing the one and only Doctor Stephen Strange. A few days ago, Dempsey shared his thoughts with Hero Complex, ďIíve been lobbying for that. Thereís a whole bunch of people [among the 'Grey's' crew] who are into comics and Marvel, too, on the set and theyíre like, ĎDoctor Strange, thatís the one you should do.í It would be fantastic. Itíd be a great TV show, especially for HBO or something like that. I donít know if Iíd necessarily do another show, a drama, thatís 24 episodes again. HBO youíre at 13 and I think thatís much better. Itís just so hard to sustain the quality after three years if youíre doing 24, 25 episodes a year. It all depends on who you have as a writing team ó itís how you set it up, whatís the tone and making sure youíre not locked into this one-season success [mentality], you canít be afraid to think beyond that.Ē

There hasn't been much on giving Doctor Strange the big screen or small screen treatment since last year when screenwriters were chosen. Deadline gave the heads up last June that CONAN THE BARBARIAN writers Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer were hired to pen the script. It was undetermined at the time if it would be for a feature film or television series. Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, mentioned back in December that Dr. Strange, Black Panther and Luke Cage were priorities of his. Hero Complex asked if Dempsey had spoken to Feige or Jeph Loeb, Marvelís head of television:

ďHe knows whatís going on. There was stuff going on. At Comic-Con they were talking about me playing it and there was a rumor that Iíd been cast. I mean, itís something thatís kind of out there and, you know, Iíve been looking at that. It would be a fun one to do. Hopefully, doing something like ĎTransformersí is about to show myself in an action situation where Iím not mister-weepy-doctor guy, you know, not McDreamy. You have to change that in peopleís view. Iím still hungry for other things. Iíd love to play Doctor Strange.Ē

Would Dempsey make a good Dr. Strange?

Extra Tidbit: He might be nearing 70 but I'll take Chris Sarandon. The end.
Source: Hero Complex

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