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Stan Lee to film a cameo in DR STRANGE?!?!?!

Hey folks, Harry here... I do love me some DR STRANGE... and we have heard for quite some time that it is a favorite project of Kevin Fiege... but this tiny nugget from Stan Lee... well it does show that the DR STRANGE film is on his radar. Which could mean it is getting closer to reality. We know it would take place over at DISNEY - but I do have to say - I'm not real certain who I would even have for DREAM CASTING of DR. STRANGE. He was a doctor before the terrible accident took his hands and he went on that LOST HORIZON which wound up turning him into a Sorcerer Supreme... Actually - my vote would go to Stephen Moyer aka Bill Compton from TRUE BLOOD, but then I am a TRUE BLOOD geek. There is something slightly Ditko to Moyer's face. How about you, who do you see at DR. STRANGE - and more importantly who would you see directing this. Knowing that Deltoro's slate is full, that takes him off the table. So, who would you like to see? Here's the email that started this rumination upon DR STRANGE

During the panel on Saturday, Stan Lee was talking about his cameo appearances in the recent Marvel movies, and he mentioned that he had not yet shot his cameo for Capt. America, and that there was still Avengers and Dr. Strange to do. This was the first I'd heard of a Dr. Strange movie. So, Sunday I went to his panel again and got up and asked asked him about it. He said he hated to frustrate me, but all he knew was that there is a Dr. Strange movie in the works, but he didn't know if they had a director, writer, cast, or really anything about it. Not much, but at least it's a little hope. Personally, I'd like to see David Lynch direct Johnny Depp in this. -- Thaddaeus A. Vick, Speaker for the Coyote
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  • Sept. 6, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    eww, Bill?

    by Kammich

    seems like a cool guy, but he's one of the poorer actors on a kitschy show filled with poor actors.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Happy Labor Day to all

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    I hope you're all spending wonderful time with your loved ones, and having lots of sex with your hot girlfriends...LOL.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST



    You must be havin' a giraffe.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Michael Fassbender = Dr Strange

    by MetalMickey

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Fassbender would be awesome

    by Kammich

    But I could buy Fassbender as any one of about 500 comic book leads right now. The dude is just good. I think Vaughn got a real gem casting him as young Magneto... as more of a Spidey fan, I'm disappointed he didn't line up with Webb's reboot, but oh well.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST


    by lead_sharp

    Inspired :) He's actually got quite a charming voice when he's not putting on southern drawl.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    No idea how old Dr Strange is meant to be

    by cushing1967

    But I always wanted Timothy Dalton to play him.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST


    by kimill34

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Pics of STAN LEE ON THE SET of Nikita

    by kimill34

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Fancasting Dr. Strange:

    by Orbots Commander

    Either Depp or Clooney for an A-list star. If going the 'prestigious actor' route, how about Daniel Day Lewis or his doppelganger, Ralph Fiennes, as Strange?

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Dr Strange is a really 70s style book...

    by jgsugden

    They've been pretty true to the source material for most of these films. I'm wondering if the Dr. Strange film will be as true. His world's of strangeness have often seemed very 70s. Regardless, I think Bill is a good choice. I think he can take care of the role and portray the seriousness that is required to contrast the abstract worlds.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Ed Norton!!!

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    But pandas would probably fly first.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Vincent Price

    by BlaGyver

    would have been great. Search your feelings, you know it to be true.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Del Toro for director!

    by Yelsaeb

    I know he's full up at the moment, but he's perfect for this movie. And I would say a young and living Vincent Price could pull off a great Dr. Strange. And this has nothing to do with Dr. Strange, but if they made a Bioshock movie, a young and living Vincent Price would be perfect for Andrew Ryan.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Colin Firth is Doctor Strange.

    by Nice Marmot

    And you know this . . .

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    hugh laurie = dr strange.

    by alice133

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    I almost can't wait

    by Shalako

    to see his cameo for this film without a star or director or a release date! My guess is he'll be playing the old bastard near death on the right. Fingers crossed.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Moyer has the Ditko look?

    by reaper28

    Really Harry? <p>He has more like a McFarlane or a Larsen look to me ...</p>

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Somebody not too old, not too young.

    by ClaireRedfield

    Has to be someone about late 30's, early 40's. Dalton: too old. Depp is about the right age, and has the ability to go from serious to ridiculous while still being compelling, and that's what Doctor Strange requires. Unfortunately, Depp is so obvious it would never happen. My take on Dr. Strange has always been that he's too weird, and too old to be the main character in his own film. Hollywood would never allow it. So I envision this compromise: Tell the story through the eyes of another character. Let Strange be as weird, pompous, cool, and dramatic as he needs to be, while not frightening away Hollywood execs who are paying for it. Let it be a young asain guy (NOT a kid, just young), who is training to replace Wong. He can be the viewers proxy. A witness to the madness that is Strange. As the story goes along, he begins to respect and honor this great man who at first just seemed to be a creepy jerk. I say LET Strange keep his weird 70's-ish trappings (well, toned down a wee bit), but also make sure to let him kick ass in so awesome a way as to make the viewer (and young Wong) respect him nonetheless. Let him be beaten, tortured, and bloody, but still triumph as Sorcerer Supreme. But that's just me.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST


    by zyzy_b

    So is he this year's Ryan Reynolds/Bradley Cooper that talkbackers will name for EVERYTHING?

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Doctor Strange needs to be played by

    by HornOrSilk

    Christopher Eccleston.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Plus, Doctor Strange

    by HornOrSilk

    Best Marvel comic character, ever.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Johnny Depp

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    would be perfect. I've been telling myself that since seeing The Ninth Gate. That role had Stephen Strange written all over it. If not Depp, I am thinking David Tennant.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    And the role goes to...

    by Shalako

    Neil Diamond! Box-office gold.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    David is not dark enough

    by HornOrSilk

    Christopher is.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Christopher Lee needs to play....

    by HornOrSilk

    The Ancient One.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    I would say Tennant

    by Katet19

    as he has played a doctor but his turn as Peter Vincent Mind Freak is going to completely sour me to him I know it

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Idris Elba IS Stephen Strange

    by NippleEffect

    him or Scarlet McBewbs

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    I like the Christopher Lee idea

    by ThaddaeusV

    I could also see someone like Clive Owen, or Ioan Gruffudd as Strange.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Viggo Mortensen

    by Shalako

    as Strange. Directed by Lars von Trier.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Nolan directing. Liam Neeson starring.

    by Chain

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Daniel Day Lewis as Strange and Alfonso Curan directing.

    by peopleintrees

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Johnathan Rhys Meyers of Tudors fame

    by leo54304

    is my choice. Just watch him in action as Henry the 8th. He's got the look, physicque and can do a complex character like the good doctor.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    You idiots are all geek-casting the wrong role!

    by BrashHulk

    The only important part to cast is Clea, that curvaceous, ivory-tressed hot mama of the mystickal arts. I'd go with Kate Winslet, myself.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    I vote for Naveen Andrews...

    by chaburchak

    Cut his hair short, he already rocks the pencil moustache, and his British accent would go a long way toward making the crazy shit Strange says seem not so crazy.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Tom Skerritt for Dr. Strange!!!

    by MackAndJacks

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST


    by Felix Buckman

    David Tennant is an inspired choice. Love that idea.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Jeff Goldblum + Cuarón

    by kevred

    Viggo and Day-Lewis are good ideas, too. Laurie would do well, but could he do it straight enough, and would that be accepted? But no one quite strikes me as playfully, distractedly alien as Goldblum. I could see Strange as almost the American equivalent of Doctor Who - human, but unnervingly alien in his awareness and seeming flighty in where his attention is directed.<p>I think Cuarón could do a nice magical version of Greenwich Village - sort of big-city meets Hogwarts.<p>Something tells me Disney will go with a younger, more trendy lead and a more American-vanilla director, but if this really is a fave project of the head honchos, maybe they'll treat us to something creative and unexpected.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    David is NOT the right choice

    by HornOrSilk

    Doctor Strange is NOT his personality. I know him from many of his works. Doctor Strange? No. He's worse than McCoy when trying to be dark. He's a good actor, mind you, but of a different persona.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Burt Reynolds IS Strange

    by Shalako

    Give him some chewing gum and a fancy black wig. Directed by artizan Henry Winkler. Steve Buscemi could play his magic-filled talking cock, Jerf. Yowza!

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    cushing1967, Timothy Dalton would have been terrific

    by kevred

    He would have been amazing as Strange, coming off his Bond run. But I wonder if there's any way they could have done the character justice then. As much as I detest most showy CG, Strange does seem to be a good case for it, if they go full-on Ditko (which they should; he's never been exceeded).

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    by MackAndJacks

    I could see Timothy Dalton for sure... but i will always think Tom Skerritt for the role. He has the creepy mustache and the creepy voice. Too bad he's so old... but then again, for a superhero who uses magic, do you really have to be that young?

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    Fuck that, Stan Lee IS Dr.Strange!

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Stan Lee IS Mr. Whip-it!

    by Shalako

    An old man sitting in a titty bar stroking his flaccid, misshapen penis.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Joseph Fiennes or Liam Neeson

    by DonLogan

    get Gondry to direct with some trippy Ditko-esque fucking mental psychedelic visual shit goin on.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Johnny Depp would be the guy

    by SifoDyasJr.

    He could pull it off and pull in box office. Plus he's got a good relationship with Disney what with Alice pulling in a billion and he keeps coming back for even more Pirates movies.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Christian Jules LeBlanc

    by spacebatman

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    David Lynch Dr Strange?

    by loodabagel

    <B>Too obvious. David Lynch Nova-That's the one I'm stoked for, because Brad Pitt is the star and Harry Dean Stanton as Thanos. Tunde Adibimbe plays Quasar. Its release will coalesce with Werner Herzog's Ghost Rider and Harmony Korine's Captain America. George Clooney as Captain America. Chloe Sevigny as Bucky, and Lars Von Trier as The Red Skull. The Red Skull's henchmen will all be played by Udo Kier in a role similar to that dude from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Thousands upon thousands of Udo Kiers will attack your retinas in mind-pulverizing red and blue 3D. Mono sound. Sevigny will give a riviting performance as the vagina-twiddling sidekick. Instead of fighting crime, she spends most of her screen time making kooky noises and fiddling with her vagina. Geroge Clloney (aka Cloon the Goon) will also be very naked. </B> <B> CLOON THE GOON AND JODOROWSKY PRESENT THE FUNISHER!!! THE GOON PLAYS NOT ONLY THE TITLE ROLE, BUT ALSO FRANK CASTLE'S NEMESIS BARRACUDA. </B>

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Billy Campbell as Strange

    by th3480


  • Sept. 6, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST


    by Johnny Ahab

    Think how cool his Strange would be - you really need a Shakespearean type who can rip into ripe dialogue like "By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth" without sounding like a complete tool. Alas, he'll never get it funded.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    An actor that pathos comes naturally

    by Nautilus_nrm1

    Clive Owen comes to mind, although I know Disney will want to cast younger. Depp doen't feel right, and he's starting to show some age, although he'd be fine. I'm actually thinking Stephen Moyer is quite a good fit, although I'd give Tom Welling a shot at it, make him screen test for it though.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Natural pathos, pt 2

    by Nautilus_nrm1

    The Watchman movie has a number of cast that could work! Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Patrick Wilson, heck, even Jeffrey Dean Morgan might work. Another movie to mine from, No Country for Old Men, either Javier Bardem or Josh Brolin could work.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Are they talking a movie theater movie

    by INWOsuxRED

    or something made for syfy? I just don't see Doctor Strange having much of an appeal to mainstream audiences. I also don't see him having that much of an appeal to comic book fans.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Never mind... I know who disney wants

    by Nautilus_nrm1

    Orlando Bloom, he's available and has already part of two movie series, which were huge for the box office, he not too old, not to young, DING...DING...DING... I bet he's the fall to guy if no one else comes along as better. Although he "have" the pathos quality, in my opinion

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Moyer as Strange

    by Gwynplaine

    Worst Casting Idea Ever. Terrible actor.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    by Owlhead

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Depp Should do Dr. Strange, Let Eminem be the Riddler.

    by ganymede3010

    To bad Nolan doesn't have any Ballz. Eminem being one of the best lyricists of all time would be perfect for the part. And Mr. Depp was born to play Doc Strange. Get her done WB.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    The Vishanti have chosen:

    by Owlhead

    Bruce Campbell! Groovy!

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    It's illogical, but you know that...

    by Orbots Commander

    ...Disney is going to be hesitant about a Strange flick since The Sorcerer's Apprentice tanked on arrival. We all know that they're different properties, but to Hollywood suits and Joe Average movie-goer, they'll only see the similarities: sorcerer fighting evil magic in modern New York City. <p> Damn you, Nicholas Cage's latest hairpiece.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Hugo Weaving as Dr. Strange

    by Hesiod2k7

    Slam dunk.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    This happened at Drangon*Con, which makes me wonder

    by Burgundy82

    ...why do you guys never have any Dragon*Con coverage? It's huge.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Dark Tennant

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    He can be dark. Youtube his stage performances. Timothy Dalton...I think the mustache has you thinking that. Funny enough he was for years the front runner to be Tony Stark. Once again....the Stache. Ancient One, Patrick Stewart. Baron Mordo, Timothy Dalton(stacheless),Jeremy Irons,or Liam Neeson could work. Not geek casting.....casting on what they can do, and what they could bring to Strange.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST


    by Burgundy82

    You know what I meant.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    get a good, solid, reletively unknown.


    dr. strange will either be a bomb that doesn't set back an unknown's career (and would save $$ for budget)- or will be a sleeper hit that puts someone on the radar. go with a solid unknown. watch some indie movies and find a good Strange.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Actors to rule out for strange:

    by Hesiod2k7

    1. Tom Cruise 2. Adrien Brody 3. James Caviezel

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    How about Guy PIerce?

    by Hesiod2k7

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST


    by Burgundy82

    I'd love to see that. Pierce is one of the most criminally underutilized actors working today.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Jeezus, what is this? The fifties?

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Believe me when I say this...

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    CAPTAIN AMERICA will destroy any optimism for future Marvel movies. It's got a bad lead actor, a hit/MISS director, and an overall rushed feel to it. Frankly, the second Evans got cast, this movie nosedived. He's audience kryptonite. Shame, ScCOTT PILGRIM could've been huge if they didn't feature him so heavily in the adverts...

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST


    by Gwynplaine

    Romain Duris.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Ed O'Neill

    by scrote

    that'd be awesome..heh-heh

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST


    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    Keeping out Evans of the SP previews wouldn't of helped that movie one bit! The movie had one of the worst marketing campaigns ever. Sure there were commercials for it every ten minutes, but the previews were just a jumbled mess. NO ONE had any idea what it was about!!! I liked the movie because I knew going in what I would be watching....that is why SP failed in the North American market.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    How about a Battlestar Galactica alumnus (2003 of course)

    by Nautilus_nrm1

    James Callis

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    I'd rather have a Dr Orpheus & The Triad movie

    by br1947

    But that's just me.<br><br>I agree, James Callis would be great! Even his run on Eureka has been great. Loved the nod they gave to BSG w/ him talking about seeing an imaginary blonde in a red dress a few weeks ago

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    ED Quinn for Dr.Strange

    by ORIONgods

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Keanu Reeves

    by Serious Black

    That would be most excellent, dude.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    RDJ would have been a perfect dr.strange

    by ORIONgods

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Bruce Willis!

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Timothy Dickter Strange

    by scrote

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST


    by scrote

    Get Peter Hooten to star in it and that crazy bonkers stlyist Phillip DeGuere to direct it! SLAM-DUNK!Problem solved...can't wait...

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Remember that scene from Basterds.....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ....where Christoph Waltz eats the strudel with the cream. Well....yesterday I had a piece of apple pie, only it was made without crust on the top, with a side of whipped cream, and it was truly the best piece of apple pie I've ever had. I'm going to go back for another one of these days. Not tomorrow...but maybe later in the week...I'll keep you posted.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    How About Chris Evans? Or is he busy?

    by scrote

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    And I'm not even a huge fan of pie!

    by Jehovahs_Witness

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    fuck stan lee

    by gutshot

    and his stupid fucking cameos. every time he shows up in a fucking movie i can here him saying "im motherfucking stan lee, i invented comic books!" what a cunt.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    What about Sam Jackson?

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    I mean, I like it and all....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...but it's not like I'm Special Agent Dale Cooper going from diner to diner searching for a nice piece of "pie". But I hadn't eaten at all that day, and was eating a late lunch around 3pm, and I felt totally depleted so I knew that just a sandwich wasn't going to do it. So I ordered dessert. Cake was too rich for that time of day, but the pie looked fresh, so I decided to try it, not expecting to be blown away or anything, but it was like experiencing a few minutes of bliss. It's like if I ever have a bad day, I can go there, order the apple pie, and escape to heaven for a moment before returning to the crap of life...or...I can just punctuate a great day by capping it with a slice, ya know?

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    By the Eye of Agamatto!

    by MasterShake

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    It must be Viggo Mortensen

    by MasterShake

    Wolfgang Peterson to direct.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST


    by scrote

    -a masterpiece but c'mon, 2010?? Wasn't Peter Hyams brought on as a hired hand by the studio? I like some of Hyams' stuff - High Moon, I mean Outland, Capricorn One - but this choice of director was just wrong. And all of that preachy Day The Earth Stood Still-style commentary by schieder's character towards the end was just cringe-inducing...

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    shit...wrong talkback

    by scrote

    get me outta here...

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Mattthew Fox would be good for this.

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Robert Deniro as Dr. Strange, Scorsese Directing

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    Fuck you nerds and your stupid fucking comic book movies

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    I want it, I want it, I want it

    by Shalako

    An adaptation of Daniel Clowes' PUSSEY! Pure silk baby...

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    It's cool

    by susankq1111

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  • Sept. 6, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    "to you where I just found my interracial boyfriend!"

    by ORIONgods


  • Sept. 6, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    My pick for Strange...

    by grendel69

    ..ended up with the Bruce Banner job. Depp? Please. I'm so sick of the guy. and a 40+ year old man needs to give up the "Johnny" crap.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Mark Ruffalo?

    by scrote

    Funny, I was gonna suggest that earlier but I decided to go with the real thing: ED O'NEILL ...think about it...

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Daniel Day Lewis IS DOCTOR DOOM. In a movie

    by UltraTron

    where he plunders Atlantis for the secrets of the ancients, and becomes sorcerer supreme. Or how bout Depp's Strange and Lewis' Doom compete for sorcerer supreme at the beginning- then they team up and descend to hell to confront mephisto(played by Daniel Day Lewis to save money the same way Sallah played treebeard) to try and save doom's gypsy mom.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST


    by Annie The Pod Racer

    Can u think of someone Stranger?

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 10:04 p.m. CST

    The Hoff is Dr. Strange!

    by dihay

    'nuff said...

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    loodabagel = best comment

    by chifforobe

    Yeah, Lynch because he's 'strange' I suppose, and Depp because he's now the mainstream answer to 'off-beat' characters, right? Give me a break. How about: Werner Herzog + Christopher Walken? Harmony Korine + Jeff Goldblum? Cronenberg + Stellan Saarsgarde? Lars Von Treir + Willem Defoe? Jean-Pierre Jeunet + Crispin Glover? Terry Gilliam + Steve Buschemi? Good lord.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Strange casting

    by Dlgothv

    Ralph Fiennes as Stephen Strange, Liam Neeson as Baron Mordo, Stephen Chow as Wong, and CGI Dormmamu voiced by James Earl Jones. Play it up like the recent Sherlock Holmes as Wong enters his training to be Strange's assistant and only do short segments for Strange's origin. Action packed and lots of mystery and mysticism. And I really like the suggestion of Christopher Lee as The Ancient One. Could be cool!

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST

    David Strathairn = Dr Strange?

    by dailysportspages

    They wont go that old of course. <br> Viggo Mortensen is pretty old now, but he looks younger. <br> I would like them to go a little darker, as in Benecio Del Toro or Javier Bardem. <br> But a good compromise between the light and dark would be of course George Clooney. <br> I would like Sean Penn due to his acting skill and look, but im not sure if his voice would be right for the role.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    is jude law available?

    by JaredP

    and maybe wes craven to direct?

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    This movie needs Guns

    by NippleEffect

    lots O' guns<p> That's what hollyweird will do to it anyway

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Hmm, Christian Bale is almost done with Batman.

    by dailysportspages

    Could switch to Marvel and make a good Strange. <br>

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST


    by JaredP

    do you really want that douchebag as the riddler?

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Good grief

    by Mr Lucas

    there are some fucked-up casting choices right here. I'm glad none of you is actually a casting director. Depp indeed! If you were going to pick a True Blood actor it would be James Frain.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Michael Sheen

    by KongMonkey

    anything to get him the fuck away from vampire movies.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Bill Hader as Vincent Price as Dr Strange

    by RobertBaron

    Make it so

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    CGI Vincent Price's head to an unknown body double

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    And get it over with!

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    your mom

    by Anything But Tangerines

    as Dr Strange lolz

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Billy Crudup

    by wampa_droppings

    that's who should play Doctor Strange. Billy Crudup.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 11:43 p.m. CST

    One name. Two words.

    by Shalako

    John...Stamos. Bam!

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Hugh Laurie?

    by waggy

    Too on the nose?

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Rihanna was born to play Dormammu (sp)

    by glodene

    She even had the fire red hairdo to match!

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:24 a.m. CST


    by DCRex

    He would be the prefect Stephen Strange. I would buy into that so easily and be at the box office for midnight showing

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST

    American actor...

    by MackAndJacks

    No offense guys.... I mean, I think the UK is an awesome country and all, and I think as a whole that the British actors are better trained as actors than American actors simply because in the UK they judge them on their acting ability rather than their looks... But everybody here seems to be suggesting British actors for Dr. Strange. Ralph Fiennes? Liam Neeson? Alan Rickman? Isn't Dr. Strange an American? Yeah, he's a sophisticate, but do you absolutly have to be English to be a sophisticate? That being said, I still think Tom Skerritt should be considered. He's an A list actor... at the very least it would be an inspired decision. Having someone as old and experienced as him would set him apart from the younger crowd of Chris Evans and Robert Downey, Jr. Does everyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have to be young?

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    American actor...

    by MackAndJacks

    No offense guys.... I mean, I think the UK is an awesome country and all, and I think as a whole that the British actors are better trained as actors than American actors simply because in the UK they judge them on their acting ability rather than their looks... But everybody here seems to be suggesting British actors for Dr. Strange. Ralph Fiennes? Liam Neeson? Alan Rickman? Isn't Dr. Strange an American? Yeah, he's a sophisticate, but do you absolutly have to be English to be a sophisticate? That being said, I still think Tom Skerritt should be considered. He's an A list actor... at the very least it would be an inspired decision. Having someone as old and experienced as him would set him apart from the younger crowd of Chris Evans and Robert Downey, Jr. Does everyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have to be young?

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:41 a.m. CST

    oh, and...

    by MackAndJacks

    Oh, and I could totally see Tom Skerritt being able to do a Vincent Price-like voice, which would be perfect for the character

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    And a shit load of Ninjas

    by NippleEffect

    and a cameo from the Holy Shotgun from Constantine

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:46 a.m. CST

    'cos Doctor Strange is all about

    by NippleEffect

    the kung fu, weapons and babes<p. That's what hollywould will excreet anyway

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:47 a.m. CST

    That's what

    by NippleEffect

    hollwould will excrete anyway

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:48 a.m. CST

    html test

    by NippleEffect

    first up the paragraph break cos I've had text disappear<p> Did it work?

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:48 a.m. CST


    by NippleEffect

    the < p > isn't the cause

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:50 a.m. CST


    by MackAndJacks

    your computer works

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Stan Lee sounds like a nice guy

    by GimpInMyPants

    Instead of giving the guy the runaround he came straight with him and told him the truth. As for this Dr. Strange movie, can he carry a movie by himself? I think sometime really soon minor characters like Dr. Strange will have to interact with more popular characters in their movies. This single character per movie thing is getting old. Their respective universes are filled with amazingly gifted people. If Superman shows up in a Batman movie for a few minutes it would help fill out the world and make it feel less isolated. Or a TV studio takes the plunge and makes a full-on superhero show where they're better able to explore a universe. A show called The Amazing Spider-Man that follows the trials of Peter and his alte-ego who at the same time explore the other superheroes that exist in his world. It has to be organic, of course. The Human Torch showing up for an episode and news from other events showing up in news briefs or something. But it has to be Spider-Man as he is in the comics. Smallville wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't Superman's origins we're seeing. To kiddie superheroes. No beginnings.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Wrong True Blood actor. Sam Trammell.

    by antonphd

    Stephen Moyer looks the part but he's the straight man. I don't think he's interesting enough on his own to headline a super hero movie. Doctor Strange needs someone charismatic. I agree with people above that Depp would be perfect... except a little short. He was great in The Ninth Gate. I would totally buy him as a sorcerer.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 2:39 a.m. CST

    I actually like the suggestion of Keanu Reeves.

    by The Founder

    I know people here don't much care for his acting but as long as this guy has been around he always seems to get the roles that fit. Strange is a good fit for him.Depp would be great but is so obvious it'll never happen.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 2:40 a.m. CST

    Tom Cruise can do it and this is about the only comic role...

    by The Founder

    I can accept him in. I like Cruise and he's a good actor but as a comic hero I think not for most of them. Strange would be good for him too.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 2:43 a.m. CST

    My off the radar pick is Adam Scott or Zack Quinto

    by The Founder

    Probably will never happen for either of these guys but I can see them pulling it off.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 3:19 a.m. CST

    James Marsters for Strange.

    by Dingbatty

    Also, sack Kevin Feige.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 3:30 a.m. CST

    They already want the Bill Compton guy to play Dr. Doom

    by V'Shael

    At least according to Hollywood Babylon.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Joseph Fiennes or even Patrick Bergen

    by V'Shael

    They both have the necessary look, though neither one is exactly a box office cert, they'd at least come cheap.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 3:43 a.m. CST

    @Linguo - I think you're right, re: Captain America

    by V'Shael

    for some reason, Marvel turned from the "spend money to make money" philosophy, and started getting incredibly cheap. Captain America may be the first one to feel that pinch, and yes, it will suffer from it.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 3:43 a.m. CST

    What about Jeremy Davies?

    by Dingbatty

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Depp for Strange

    by elsewhere

    Although I do get tired of hearing his name seemingly come up for EVERY dream casting role, I do think he would be excellent for the part. The Ninth Gate sold me.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 3:55 a.m. CST


    by phool2056

    After looking at the first couple of posts, I can't imagine anyone but Fassbender playing the part.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 4:10 a.m. CST


    by Party_Animal_IV

    Directed by Spielberg

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 4:11 a.m. CST

    wait did I say Spielberg? I meant Sam Raimi

    by Party_Animal_IV

    I meant Sam Raimi

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 4:29 a.m. CST

    This Fassbender dude

    by Anything But Tangerines

    looks like a cross between Daniel Day-Lewis and Joaquin Phoenix. He's in more recent and upcoming films then the two of them combined, of course but he is doing a JIM JARMUSCH flick. I deem him OK

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Benedict Cumberbatch as Strange

    by 0utRider

    Peter Stormare as Nightmare Burt Kwouk as The Ancient One

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 6:23 a.m. CST

    dailysportspages nailed it: David Straithairn.

    by CreasyBear

    Great choice.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 6:50 a.m. CST


    by Thunderbolt Ross

    They should get the guy who did the Fountain

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Freddie Mercury is DOCTOR STRANGE

    by Professor_Monster

    And seeing how Freddie is not available - shelve it

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 7:42 a.m. CST

    James Caviezel

    by smddoc

    James Caviezel is perfect for the roll

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    adrian brody

    by mojoman69

    would certainly be skinny enuf to play Strange. John Cusack might work too. chris columbus would be good to direct.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Cliff Simon

    by sir_david

    from stargate is perfect! PERFECT!

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Jim Caviezel all the way baby

    by lprothro

    He's got the look, and that slight air of creepiness tinged with sophistication. See Count of Monte Cristo for reference.<p> Del Toro or whoever directed the first American version of "The Ring" for director.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Keifer Sutherland

    by FusionAddict

    Also, Hugh Laurie would be an excellent choice.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Gondry to Direct, Joseph Fiennes to star

    by DonLogan

    Imagine Gondry's innovative visual flair with some mindbending trippy psychedelic Ditko-esque visuals in the other dimensions. Jseph Fiennes has that Shakespearian background so you know he could deliver the magical mumbo-jumbo dialogue with gusto. He's of the right age, plus he can rock the facial hair. Check out the publicity shots from Shakespeare in Love to get an inkling of how he might look...

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    johnny depp as wong the man servant.

    by alice133


  • Sept. 7, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    "Benedict Cumberbatch as Strange"

    by buggerbugger

    No, Benedict Cumberbatch *looks* strange. The less I see of that mutant-eyed fucker the better.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Bruce Campbell

    by freddofett

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST


    by falcon71

    kate beckisale as clea yummy

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Caviesel is a radical Catholic christer...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...A MEL GIBSON'S church radical Catholic christer. No way is he playing a sorcerer since his religion dictates the murder of all sorcerers.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    V'Shael, cheap Marvel...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...well they are partnering with Disney now so it's no wonder.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    The day David Lynch directs a comic book movie

    by Anything But Tangerines

    will be the end of all things. That's what the Mayans were really concerned about I think. What a bullshit little jab that "contributor" stuck in there.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Eminem was better when he was using...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...Now it's all songs about rehab and what fun is that? The smartassedness is gone. Spose is the new Eminem anyway.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    by Anything But Tangerines

    honestly what is it about proposed comic book movies that makes people pull these godawful knee-jerk casting and directing ideas out of their ass?

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Mads Mikkelsen stars, Niels Arden Oplev directs

    by herow/1000faces

    It would rule, but will never happen.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Guy Pearce Is A Great Choice To Play Dr. Strange

    by MakNeil

    He has the look, intensity and acting chops to handle the role. As for directors, I would think that David Cronenberg or Stuart Gordon can definitely bring the weird.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Wow! That almost never happens!

    by readyoufool

    Guys Guys! We'll finally get to see what Stan Lee looks like since he'll FINALLY be doing a cameo in a movie for once...

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Bah, forget Doctor Strange. We need a CYCLOPS film.

    by BlueLando

    And here's why - <p> Poor segue, but I'm tired.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Jeffrey Combs for Dr. Strange!

    by Lord Elric

    He already played a sort of similar character for DOCTOR MORDRED and he is a world class actor. He could easily do this and do it well.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Never liked Dr Strange

    by wrx

    I'd much rather see Marvel put some energy into Power Man and Iron Fist. Get Isaac Florentine to direct, with Michael Jai-White as Luke Cage and Scott Adkins as Iron Fist! 'Nuff Said!!!

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Kevin Kline IS doctor Strange. Also, PIXAR is

    by MAD_MIKE

    apparently being discussed to animate it. <P> Yes please.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Please, please, PLEASE!!!

    by Lemure_v2

    Herzog to direct, Cage to star. Best superhero movie ever.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Howard the Duck as Ducktor Strange

    by TallanDagwood

    I think he is available - have not seen much of him since his last movie underperformed.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Dammit. Depp would be a good Strange.

    by Heckles

    And Vincent Price about 40 years ago.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Daniel Day Lewis...Hands Down.

    by tsh1138

    I would love to see Daniel Day Lewis do this... He's got the intensity required, & would bring instant credibility to the film.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Jim Caviezel as Dr Strange, Max von Sydow

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    also as Dr Strange, but the older one portaling (!) back to mentor himself. Jesus!

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Has anybody read 1602?

    by HoldMyFuckingWatch

    I know it got a lot of stick at the time, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It made me care quite a lot about Dr. Strange.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Cronenberg as director and Depp as Strange

    by templar

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Cronenberg as director and Depp as Strange

    by templar

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Depp=Good choice, or...

    by JudgeDredd

    Adrian Brody. Regardless, Alex Proyas should direct.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Yes, Proyas could do a great job

    by templar

    Then maybe Rufus Sewell for Strange???????

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Then who would portray Mordo

    by templar

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Henry Cavill would make a good Strange

    by templar

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    This just in: Explosion to make cameo in Michael Bay movie

    by rotkev

    That is all.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Save Moyer for Reed Richards

    by HapaPapa72

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Wow Stephen Moyer does look Ditko!

    by the Green Gargantua

    never thought of that before.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Daniel Day would NEVER do it. Nor wud Lynch

    by the Green Gargantua

    but they would be great.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    Stephen Moyer with Alex Proyas,

    by the Green Gargantua

    seems very possible.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Benicio Del Toro as Strange

    by hallmitchell

    George Miller to direct.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Nic Cage as Dr.Strange would be awesome.

    by liljuniorbrown

    I'd pay good money to see that shit.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST


    by lostboytexas

    still no cure for cancer.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Youre all wrong... KEANU REEVES would be the perfect DR.STRANGE!

    by masterless

    You this to be true!!!!!

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    henry ian cusack

    by Ashs_Right_Hand

    guys a kickass actor, easily the most underrated lostie

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST


    by Immortal_Fish


  • Sept. 7, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Lord Elric

    by BarryConvex

    "Doctor Mordred" was actually supposed to be a Dr. Strange film, but something happened and Empire pictures lost the rights.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Purefoy would be a good choice.

    by TedKordLives

    It still blows me away how his character does a 180 in RESIDENT EVIL, and how adeptly he portrayed it.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Johnny Depp: Sorcerer Supreme

    by BarryConvex

    Baron Mordo: Liam Neeson Dormammu: Hugo Weaving (voice) Guillermo Del Toro to direct

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Burt Reynolds is Dr Strange

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    CG Lenin as the Doc, Comrade.

    by AzzyAzzy

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    DR STRANGE movie rumor update here !!

    by kimill34

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    DR STRANGE movie rumor update here !!

    by kimill34

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    DR STRANGE movie rumor update here !!

    by kimill34

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Randy Quaid is Dr Strange

    by tombseye

    And a CGI Jack Palance is the Ancient One! Clea is played by Minnie Driver or Gladys Knight, I don't care which!

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Hugh Grant is Dr Strange

    by tombseye

    Mandy Patinkin is the Ancient One and Jennifer Grey is Clea. Wong played by Jason Lee or Jennifer Jason Leigh! Yeah beeotches!

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Maury Povich is Dr Strange

    by tombseye

    Osama bin Laden is the Ancient One (all he ever wanted was to be a star in Hollywood!) & Jenny McCarthy is Clea! Casting done, go home!

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Keanu Reeves Already Ruined John Constantine...

    by MakNeil

    <p>Keanu Reeves has already ruined John Constantine and now people dare suggest that he play Dr. Strange (you know Tim Roth should have been John Constantine, and if not Tim Roth at least someone British. His Britishness is central to the character)?</p> <p>That's wrong in so many ways.</p>

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 5:28 a.m. CST

    Dr. Strange Contention

    by yojimbo72

    Edward Norton Gary Oldman

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Cumberbatch (DR Strange) and Bardem (Baron Mordo)

    by dishygishy

    I've been reading the suggestion of Cumberbatch for Strange and Bardem as Mordo quite a few times lately and I love the combination. Cumberbatch's fanbase is growing after Sherlock. He's a phenomenal actor and very versatile. He looks the part and his voice is on a par with Alan Rickman's. He's filming the lead in a new HBO/BBC series and by the time of filming Strange would have the Hobbit baddie role under his belt plus Tinker Tailor and War Horse.Not forgetting more Sherlock. I saw him as the creature and as Victor in Frankenstein and he was amazing. Very athletic and virile. I've become a big fan and Bardem would be a great fit with him. Cumberbatch would be new to the comic book genre and I think the role needs a fresh face. Not someone known for another Marvel role.