Is Edgar Ramirez In Talks For DOCTOR STRANGE?
Marvel is slowly but surely gearing up to head into the world of magic and mysticism withe their Doctor Strange film. Not long ago, the studio dropped a bomb when they revealed that Scott Derrickson would be taking the reigns on the film, serving as both the director as well as assisting on the writing duties. Since then, the rumor and speculation mill has been running not stop, trying to figure out who would be playing the titular role. As it stands now, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy and Jared Leto are on the short list and right now, Leto seems to be the front-runner, as he recently dropped out of a project and was seen sporting a rather fancy mustache. Total speculation at this point, however.
Tonight, we have another bit of news to add, as IGN have learned that Edgar Ramirez has been talking with Derrickson about a possible role in the film. The actor, who won acclaim for his role in Che, is out promoting his latest film, Deliver Us From Evil, which happens to be directed by, you guessed it, Scott Derrickson. The site emphasizes that Ramirez is in any way committed to a role or attached to the project. So this may go no where. Now, as for what part n the film, he wouldn’t say. Doctor Strange? Mordo? We don’t know.
Ramirez may be familiar to some, as he passed on the role of Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, which eventually went to Benedict Cumberbatch. He’s also had parts in The Bourne Ultimatum, Wrath of the Titans, Zero Dark Thirty and can soon be seen in the remake of Point Break where he’ll play Bodhi, the role made famous by Keanu Reeves.
Marvel Studios honcho Kevin Feige recently revealed that shooting is expected to begin in 2015 and that casting for the project will happen in the next few months- San Diego Comic Con anyone? Jon Spaihts is currently doing rewrites on the script. No official release date has been set at this time.
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