Another Marvel movie rumor has been unleashed on the internet. It's interesting to see how these things start, especially when there are no real sources to the information, but it doesn't mean they aren't true, and this is one of those rumors I'd love to be true!
The latest rumor originated at The Playlist who claims that Doctor Stephen Strange will play a role in Alan Taylor's Thor: The Dark World. It's not the most far out rumor, but one I would take with a grain of salt until some more proof comes to light. I will say, out of all the rumors though, this is by far my favorite because I freakin' love Dr. Strange and would love to see him finally introduced in the Marvel movie universe!
So how would the character fit into the story? He would be working alongside Natalie Portman’s character Jane Foster, much like she did with Stellan Skarsgård’s Dr. Erik Selvig in Thor. In the comics Strange in a badass neurosurgeon, but according to the rumor in this film he will play a scientist who's very interested in Foster's knowledge about Asgard and Thor. They also make a point of saying this isn't just a cameo appearance, but that he will play a big part in all three acts of the movie.
I would love for this rumor to be true! Either way, we all know a Dr. Strange movie is going to eventually to happen. It will be interesting to see who they end up casting in the role. According to the site, the studio originally wanted Joel Edgarton (The Warrior) in the role, but that doesn't look like it's going to happen because of how busy he is. Another casting rumor that is being talked about is that Viggo Mortensen (LOTR) was in negotiations at one point to have a role in Marvel's Phase Two plan. There's a chance that the role he was in the running for was Dr. Strange.
Again this is all just fun rumor and speculation for now. We know for a fact that Marvel plans on bringing Dr. Strange to life on the big screen, that's going to happen. It's just a matter of how and when that will happen.
What do you think about this this latest Dr. Strange Rumor?