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Dr Strange in Thor 2?

Rumors Circulate

By Robert T. Trate     September 07, 2012
Source: Indie Wire

Drew Taylor of The Playlist (Indie Wire) discussed the second phase of the Marvel cinematic universe. During his conversation he dropped some fun Marvel rumors that had come across his desk this summer (Marvel never verifies, so it tends to be speculative at best) and one of the more fascinating grapevine dispatches they heard was that Dr. Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel universe, would be a big part of "Thor: The Dark World" (then simply called "Thor 2"). The following is his article that pieces together the Doctor Strange rumors out there: 

"Marvel love their Easter Egg teasers, and The Eye of Agamotto, the name commonly given to Doctor Strange's amulet, was spotted in the original "Thor" movie by keen fans (just like a "Black Panther" reference was spotted in "Iron Man 2," etc.). And so like Hawkeye (played by Jeremy Renner) being teased briefly in "Thor," one of the fun rumors we'd heard was Dr. Stephen Strange (the heroes alter ego) was going to appear in "Thor 2" in what would be somewhat of a substantial role. Some geeks shrugged, some took it (as they probably should) with a jumbo-sized grain of salt. Fair enough.

However, the rumor is beginning to build traction and could be on to something. A Marvel Studios-leaking Twitter account named Roger Wardell -- who has apparently been on the money with early news about Falcon appearing in "Captain America 2" and Sebastian Stan reprising his role as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier as well -- has been tweeting out again. Two new tweets have caught the eagle-eye of fans. One that suggests what we heard earlier this summer ("Inside News: There's something "Strange" about Thor: The Dark World") and another unconnected tweet that talks specific actors ("Inside News: Marvel is negotiations with Viggo Mortensen for an unspecified role in one of their Phase 2 films")".
Check out the rest of his rumors here on The Play List

Thanks to ElBaz13 for the submission.



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dalgoda 9/8/2012 6:30:12 AM

Every bit of news and rumor that comes out about Marvel's future plans makes me giddier and giddier.  Oh how I wish they had the rights to all of their characters.  Bring on Dr. Strange, in Thor 2 and his own standalone movie.  

jedibanner 9/8/2012 7:58:29 AM

Well said dalgoda, Viggo would be great in Thor 2 for Dr. Strange.

reek 9/8/2012 9:38:15 AM

I was hoping for someone that seemed a little less heroic than Viggo for Dr. Strange but he should be okay.  The important thing is that Marvel drops the Guardians of the Galaxy foolishness and focuses on characters like Doc Strange and Black Panther.  Oh and "At one point David Goyer was writing one, until the executives asked him if he could take out all the magic. "?!  I want to make a joke here but the truth is these "executive" morons should not be working in a creative industry, period.  When you look at the successes vs. failures in the Hollywood big picture it's pretty clear a lot of studio execs don't deserve their jobs.

Wyldstaar 9/8/2012 9:39:50 AM

Doctor Strange with no magic?  Ah, the wacky days before Marvel Studios.  They made for some interesting and disturbing times. 

fatpantz 9/8/2012 10:05:39 AM

I have been saying Benedict Cumberbatch would be a perfect Doctor Strange for a while...I have always imagined him with a bit of an accent lol

There are a few great choices, but I think whoever they choose needs to have some sort of eccentric charm about him.  I would be in heaven if someone like Stephen Moffat scripted the film as well.....The man is pure genius.

violator14 9/8/2012 10:11:33 AM

 Oh man. All this stuff is just so great. Idk how else to say it.

ObiWannaJones 9/8/2012 10:32:11 AM

 I agree Fatpantz. My only disagreement with Benedict Cumberbatch would be his age. Never a big Doctor Strange fan, but always liked that he was a bit older than the typical super hero.  A little white can-of-hair on the temples, a thin, cheesy moustache (or, maybe a goatee to stray a bit from the classic comic rendition), and he would be perfect. 

InnerSanctum 9/8/2012 11:26:29 AM

Even if you didn't care for Dr. Strange in the comic books (Ditko's version was the bomb)...you have to admit, the movie version would be jaw dropping.  Unlike any other superhero movie out there...he would walk the line between the supernatural and horror.  I WANT a Dr. Strange film.  And, a Black Panther film.  And, hopefully, Ant Man is not a comedy and it is Hank and Janet Pym.  Let's deversify a bit.  

DarthBob 9/8/2012 11:56:06 AM

 Dr. Strange is a character perfect for a movie.  Strange fits perfectly into the story line for Thor 2.  This just keeps getting better and better and the Marvel movie universe keeps growing.

tjanson 9/8/2012 5:51:05 PM

My favorite run of Doctor Strange was when Strange Tales changed its name to Dr. Strange around #169 in the late 1960s.  Doc even wore a mask for a while to look more like a superhero.  Great art by Gene Colan on this run.

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