For those of you like me who were hoping that the rumor about Viggo Mortensen playing Doctor Strange was true, I'm sorry to let you know that it's not happening. Another recent rumor says that Strange might make his first appearance in Thor: The Dark World, which has not been denied.
Marvel producer Victoria Alonso recently did an interview with Omelete, and here's what she said about the whole Mortensen thing,
We would love to work with Viggo Mortensen. I've been trying that for years. But I don't know if Viggo is even acting anymore. I thought he wasn’t acting anymore. It would be great to work with him in the future, but we don’t have him signed, no.
She must not watch many movies or keep updated on what going on these days in Hollywood, because Mortensen has definitely not retired.
A script for a Doctor Strange movie was already completed and turned into the studio by writers Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer (Conan the Barbarian, Sahara), and apparently Marvel Studios is still actively searching for a director to take on the project.
Since Mortensen is now out of the running, who else would you like to see take on this character?