Last week, it was revealed that Marvel was moving forward with Doctor Strange, as director Scott Derrickson (Sinister) announced that he had been tapped to helm the film. Which now leads us to do the only natural thing—write speculative fluff pieces in which we pontificate on who might or might not be in the movie, because otherwise we’d just have to wait for Marvel to tell us.
Deadline is currently reporting that in addition to the already-announced frontrunner (Jared Leto, for Christ’s sake), Marvel has a list of potential Doctor Stranges, and that Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch are also on that list.
That said, being on a wishlist is no guarantee, and we may end up with an actor completely different actor than those listed above—though, if we had a say in the matter (which, of course, we should), we’d opt for Hardy, a fearless actor who has shown he can shine in the indie (Locke), the blockbuster (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception), and the bizarre (Bronson).
Who do you see as the best Doctor Strange?