My last article mentioned a series of short films that the MarvelTank would be playing before their movies and Doctor Strange was supposed to be one of them.
I may have been wrong about that.
What’s happening now seems to be a full length film that’ll be distributed by Disney and written by the same guys who wrote the new Conan and a draft of Cowboys and Aliens. A good director is more important for this character because so much of the imagery in the comic was extremely surreal.
A few tidbits of information about Stephen Strange: He’s the “Sorcerer Supreme” and he wields all kinds of magical power with items like “The Eye of Agamotto.” He was a surgeon until his hands were damaged, forcing him to search the Earth for a cure. Instead, he found magic. Oh, and he had a sidekick that was a pretty bad stereotype for a while. His name was Wong.
This is a role that requires some serious gravitas. He needs to be able to say “By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!” without sounding like an idiot. Dustin thinks that Josh Holloway is up for the role. This would be a bad thing.
What would be worse? How about Patrick Dempsey, who has been really pushing to try and get the part? Somebody even drew a picture of what it would be like. Prepare for chuckles, nerds.
These are ridiculous ideas. Everyone (or at least RobP) knows the best option would be inventing a time machine so we could get ’70s-era Christopher Lee. Now THAT is a man who could swear by the twelve moons of Munnopor.