That Johnny Depp Doctor Strange Rumor May Be False And This Jon Hamm One Is WAY Better Anyway
Given that Johnny Depp’s biggest contributions to our pop cultural landscape this year were a) re-confirming what Tippi Hedren knew years ago: birds make for inadvisable headwear and b) oh so predictably trading in his wife for this year’s model, I actually wasn’t all that jazzed over the specious rumor that he’d been cast as Doctor Strange. But this rumor? This Jon Hamm rumor? This is one I can get behind.
If, as the rumor goes, the Doctor Strange character is meant to fill the snide, cocky hole RDJ will create when he leaves the Avengers juggernaut, then Hamm is our man much more than everybody’s favorite clown (from five years ago), Johnny Depp. RDJ has signed on two appear in two more films as Iron Man and, as we all know, The Powers That Be at Marvel are currently perched atop their mountain of gold rubbing their hands with glee and planning to run this Avengers franchise until we all die of old age. Yes, even you, young buck. So this is just rumors on top of rumors atop a hot bed of speculation at this point and who knows what will happen but if Marvel is smart and picks quality over a known, white face-painted quantity, then we’ll all be better off.