Rumor: Marvel Likes The Idea Of Jared Leto As Stephen Strange
Just about an hour ago, news broke that Marvel had gone a rather unexpected direction and brought in Scott Derrickson, the man behind the hit horror film Sinister, to direct the anticipated Doctor Strange film. The movie will be a part of the studio’s Phase 3, which kicks off with Ant-Man. That movie is on the search for a new director after Edgar Wright opted to leave. While a definite release date is not set for Doctor Strange, the project will likely move pretty quickly now that a director has been found. the next question is, who will portray the Sorcerer Supreme?
Numerous actors have been linked to the project, from Patrick Dempsey, who expressed interest in playing the role, to Johnny Depp, who was rumored to have been in talks a while back. More recently, Mads Mikkelsen was rumored to be in talks for the part, but that rumor never really went anywhere. And of course, as is the case with any male lead in a comic book movie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was rumored for some time. The latest name being thrown about: Jared Leto.
This reports comes to us via BadAss Digest, who dropped the news rather nonchalantly, simply saying “I have also heard that Marvel likes (or liked, I don’t know what the current status of this is) Jared Leto for Stephen Strange. God help us all if that’s true.” The eccentric 30 Seconds To Mars front man is coming off a well deserved Oscar win for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.Although, I would have to disagree with them, I think he’d be an interesting and ballsy choice for the role. Are there other actors who could do it? Sure, but Leto would certainly bring some eccentricity to the role. Obviously, treat this bit of news as a rumor for the time being. I suspect we won’t hear any news on casting until this summer at the San Diego Comic Con, if not longer.
What say you fans? Would Jared Leto be a good fit for the role? Who would you like to say take on the magical role? Sound off below!
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