Bale getting STRANGE? (

By:Rob M. Worley
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Is Christian Bale opening the eye of Agamotto for Marvel in the near future? That's the latest rumor according to an unsourced article from an Aussie news site.

LiveNews reports that Bale is "said to be the number one choice" for the lead role in 'Dr. Strange' for Marvel. The report uses no on-record sources, so take this story with a massive grain of Vishanti enchanted salt.

According to the unnamed sources a deal is expected in "coming weeks."

The 'Dr. Strange' movie has received quite a bit of buzz in recent weeks, with Neil Gaiman stating that he's talked about collaborating with Guillermo del Toro on such a film. More recently Marvel cheif Kevin Feige has said he views 'Dr. Strange' as a top priority for the post-'Avengers' lineup.

If a heavyweight director like Guillermo del Toro does, in fact, become officially attached to the movie, then it's quite easy to see Bale wanting to take on the part. Of course, the project would then have to wait for the twin 'Hobbit films to clear, not to mention the dozen or so other movies del Toro is attached to.

What do you think? Should Christian Bale become the master of the mystic arts? Post your comments below.

Series: Doctor Strange