That Johnny Depp Doctor Strange Rumor May Be False And This One Is WAY Better Anyway
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That Johnny Depp Doctor Strange Rumor May Be False And This Jon Hamm One Is WAY Better Anyway

By Joanna Robinson | Trade News | January 16, 2014 | Comments ()


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.

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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.

(via three different places)

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  • xhikari

    About time! Not saying I hate Depp, but I had enough of seeing him with funny hats....Jon Hamm FTW!

  • Sassy Pikachu

    I can't find the link at work, but the sketch where Jon Hamm and Jimmy Fallon as live action versions of "The Ambiguously Gay Duo" is enough proof that Jon Hamm can pull anything off.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Look at him, it seems to me inevitable that he play a comic book character.

  • Ian Fay

    I'd really like to see Hamm get bumped up to the big leagues.

    His movies thus far haven't seemed to do super well, and by all reports he's kind of an awesome guy.

  • BlackRabbit

    Jon Hamm IS Simon Williams.

  • foolsage

    I always liked that character, silly though he was. Hamm's a decent fit for the later versions of the character:


  • BlackRabbit

    Really, the only thing holding him back is the name. Wonder Man?

  • mswas

    Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!

  • Jim

    Damn right!

  • Pants-are-a-must

    If not Dr. Strange, something involving Jon Hamm and spandex will surely happen. I bet Marvel are just sitting on a list of characters somewhere they'll pitch to him. DC is still crying in a corner because Batfleck, LOL.

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