Doctor Strange Casting Poll **NEW**

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Who should play Doctor Strange?

  1. Richard Armitage

  2. Adrian Brody

  3. Jim Caviezel

  4. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

  5. Benedict Cumberbatch

  6. John Cusack

  7. Patrick Dempsey

  8. David Duchovny

  9. Jean Dujardin

  10. Joel Edgerton

  11. John Hawkes

  12. Oscar Isaac

  13. Jason Isaacs

  14. Jude Law

  15. Jeffrey Dean Morgan

  16. Viggo Mortensen

  17. Liam Neeson

  18. Timothy Olyphant

  19. Clive Owen

  20. Lee Pace

  21. Joachin Phoenix

  22. Michael Sheen

  23. Alexander Skarsgard

  24. Mark Strong

  25. David Tenant

  26. Karl Urban

  27. Christoph Waltz

  28. Other/None of the above

  29. Richard Armitage

  30. Adrian Brody

  31. Jim Caviezel

  32. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

  33. Benedict Cumberbatch

  34. John Cusack

  35. Patrick Dempsey

  36. David Duchovny

  37. Jean Dujardin

  38. Joel Edgerton

  39. John Hawkes

  40. Oscar Isaac

  41. Jason Isaacs

  42. Jude Law

  43. Jeffrey Dean Morgan

  44. Viggo Mortensen

  45. Liam Neeson

  46. Timothy Olyphant

  47. Clive Owen

  48. Lee Pace

  49. Joachin Phoenix

  50. Michael Sheen

  51. Alexander Skarsgard

  52. Mark Strong

  53. David Tenant

  54. Karl Urban

  55. Christoph Waltz

  56. Other/None of the above

  57. Richard Armitage

  58. Adrian Brody

  59. Jim Caviezel

  60. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

  61. Benedict Cumberbatch

  62. John Cusack

  63. Patrick Dempsey

  64. David Duchovny

  65. Jean Dujardin

  66. Joel Edgerton

  67. John Hawkes

  68. Oscar Isaac

  69. Jason Isaacs

  70. Jude Law

  71. Jeffrey Dean Morgan

  72. Viggo Mortensen

  73. Liam Neeson

  74. Timothy Olyphant

  75. Clive Owen

  76. Lee Pace

  77. Joachin Phoenix

  78. Michael Sheen

  79. Alexander Skarsgard

  80. Mark Strong

  81. David Tenant

  82. Karl Urban

  83. Christoph Waltz

  84. Other/None of the above

  85. Richard Armitage

  86. Adrian Brody

  87. Jim Caviezel

  88. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

  89. Benedict Cumberbatch

  90. John Cusack

  91. Patrick Dempsey

  92. David Duchovny

  93. Jean Dujardin

  94. Joel Edgerton

  95. John Hawkes

  96. Oscar Isaac

  97. Jason Isaacs

  98. Jude Law

  99. Jeffrey Dean Morgan

  100. Viggo Mortensen

  101. Liam Neeson

  102. Timothy Olyphant

  103. Clive Owen

  104. Lee Pace

  105. Joachin Phoenix

  106. Michael Sheen

  107. Alexander Skarsgard

  108. Mark Strong

  109. David Tenant

  110. Karl Urban

  111. Christoph Waltz

  112. Other/None of the above

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  1. Hotwire

    Hotwire Dealin' W/ Demons

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    Andrew Lincoln!!
     
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  2. Whiskey Tango

    Whiskey Tango Well-Known Member

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    Man it's tough narrowing it down to three. I'm working on it.
     
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  3. flickchick85

    flickchick85 Loose Seal

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    I just don't like Jim Caviezel. I've tried over the years, and it didn't take. I like Person of Interest, but it hasn't really helped my perception of him as an actor at all.
     
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  4. Whiskey Tango

    Whiskey Tango Well-Known Member

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    I love Frequency bunches but that's the only thing I ever remember when his name comes up.
     
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  5. misjuevos

    misjuevos WUUHAAAAAAAAA!

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    did you also notice the new man of steel in that movie.

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  6. LeFennec

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    Jon Hamm

    Tim Olyphant (runner-up)

    and think about this last one before you poo-poo it....

    Charlie Sheen (anyone doubting his acting chops - go back and watch Platoon or Wall Street.) He makes sense in the same way RDJ did for Iron Man. His career hit the skids as a result of substance abuse, but he has the gravitas and acting chops to pull off Strange. And like RDJ, if the film is done right and he nails it, it will become the next pivotal franchise for Marvel during the Phase III and beyond years.


    (or Jude Law)
     
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  7. Poeman

    Poeman Well-Known Member

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    Jon Hamm is a great choice
     
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  8. Brian Braddock

    Brian Braddock R.I.P. '96 Y.N.W.A.

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    That I did; highlighted him to my fiance, who just kind of ho-hummed and went back to reading her book.
     
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  9. Steve Holt

    Steve Holt STEVE HOLT!

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    i think a Dr Strange with an accent is needed, highlights the theatricality of him. and we're overloaded with americans as it is the MCU

    how about a British/European Strange
    Sacha Baron Cohen
    Dave Tennant
    Clive Owen

    or a Latin/Spanish Strange
    Benicio Del Toro
    Oscar Issac
    Joaquin Phoenix
    Antonio Bandaris

    not saying set the movie anywhere other than america, just changing where he comes from
     
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  10. chatterbot

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    I'm okay with a European Dr. Strange....makes him seem more exotic and sophisticated to American audiences. lol. Mysticism is more of the Old World anyway. Stark is the hero of today's America...self made genius technological billionaire. Strange is the hero of perhaps 1900 Europe?
     
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  11. xeno000

    xeno000 IRON MAN WAS RIGHT!

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    Doctor Strange is associated with Eastern mysticism, specifically with a sort of pseudo-Indian/Tibetan kind. That's his "Old World" connection, which hopefully the film universe will manage to keep. Strange went to the Himalayas to seek a mystic who could cure him after nerve damage ended his surgical career and instead found a thousand year old sorcerer who was in need of an apprentice. It's a more profound story of redemption and personal change if the protagonist is a skeptical American who believes in science, abhors mysticism and eschews the metaphysical in favor of purely carnal delights. For a man like that to become Sorcerer Supreme is such a complete 180 that the audience is bound to be drawn along with him on the journey.
     
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  12. cherokeesam

    cherokeesam SHIELD Director Coulson

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    Agreed that Strange needs to be a nuts-n-bolts skeptic, but that's not a uniquely American trait. A European immigrant to America would fit just fine --- in many ways, modern Europeans are more agnostic than Americans by far. But I *do* prefer that The Village remain his haunt. There's something uniquely charming about seeing the Sanctum Sanctorum in the middle of Greenwich Village.
     
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  13. fixxxer

    fixxxer ...goes to 11

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    Maybe they could have an Indian Dr. Strange. Would blend nicely into the whole Went-Off-Into-The-Himalayas-Seeking-Spiritual-Enlightenment angle. Plus, a crapton of us are doctors... or so I hear. :)
     
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  14. InternetPeople

    InternetPeople Petty... and tiny

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    Chris O'Dowd has a cameo in Thor:TDW. He has the looks and the bio to pull off Dr. Strange.
     
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  15. Ant-manic

    Ant-manic Well-Known Member

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    i don't know. i do fully advocate an indian actor playing Adam Warlock, though (Guardians of the Galaxy cameo).
     
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  16. MCU

    MCU Well-Known Member

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    I voted for Viggo Mortensen and Benedict Cumberbatch. I feel like there both great and strong actors that can definitely pull it off.

    Side Notes: People have said it hundreds of times, I'll say it again, Johnny Depp could maybe do it. Like someone else said, just please do not have Tim Burton directing it. Mark Strong is a possibility but, like Jason Isaacs who I could also picture in the role possibly just looses me because I think of both as villains. They just sound like villains and look like villains and remind me of past villains they played. Especially Isaacs since he gave one of the best villain performances in The Patriot. Adrian Brody I can see as the actual doctor but not as Strange. Joel Edgerton is just to buff and rough sounding. Liam Neeson has gotten to old. Christoph Waltz....could actually definitely, possibly pull it off, the only negative is his serious German accent. I have not actually seen The Artist so I can't judge Dujardin, I can only go off appearance and reputation, and by that he seems like he could pull it off but again I can't really say for sure.
     
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  17. flickchick85

    flickchick85 Loose Seal

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    He's got a couple of high-profile American movies coming out later this year (Scorsese's Wolf of Wall Street and George Clooney's Monuments Men), so we might get a better idea of how well he'd fit the role pretty soon. That said, I highly recommend checking out The Artist. I know the whole "contemporary silent film" aspect turns a lot of people off of it and maybe makes it sounds like a chore to watch (the trailer certainly doesn't help it there), but it's actually highly entertaining (largely comedic) and the runtime flies by, imo.

    He's also been great in the French films I've seen him in, but the big question for me is whether or not his English would be up to snuff enough for this role.
     
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  18. R_Hythlodeus

    R_Hythlodeus Nerd Supreme

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    Never thought of him before, but yes, Sasha Baron Cohen would fit the part. I wouldn't be against him. (Still hoping for Cumberbatch though)
     
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  19. MCU

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    R Hythlodeus: Looking at your 2013 movies you wanna see. No Great Gatsby? Or Twelve Years a Slave? Or Gravity? Or The Wolf of Wall Street? Or Carrie? Or Man of Steel???
     
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  20. Asteroid-Man

    Asteroid-Man Ham Sammiches

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    Caviezel, Cumberbatch or Phoenix.
     
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  21. Spuzz

    Spuzz The Spuzziest of Spuzzes

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    Honestly...

    This kind of casting prediction/opinion game is super fun..but tough! Because really I believe any of the actors on the list have the capability to really surprise us and knock Dr Strange out of the park. Therefore I don't want to say "so and so" is the perfect Strange when some other guy I dislike could blow me away. Look at Heath Ledger as Joker. Cliche example but it's one everyone recognizes as a surprise casting choice that was incredibly unexpected. So yeah...

    That second Michael Sheen pic posted really hit me as "Wow. I'd love to see him as Strange." But I dunno he's pretty hammy in the Twilight/Underworld movies. Viggo is a TOP TIER actor and would be a huge get for Marvel Universe as Strange but I dunnop if his age and body type is right.

    It's too hard! Let's just wait and see I suppose....
     
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  22. lozzy.94

    lozzy.94 Im no Side-Kick

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    Considering that Marvel likes to go with unknowns for there leads and there interest in Game Of Thrones( Alan Taylor directing T:TDW and Jason Momoa almost being cast as Drax) I can see Kit Harington being a realistic choice.

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  23. MessiahDecoy123

    MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    Richard Armitage
    Benedict Cumberpatch
    Clive Owen
    Michael Sheen

    Any of those could play the Sorcerer Supreme.

    I don't get the Viggo love. He seems more like The Punisher than a mystical sorcerer.
     
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  24. fixxxer

    fixxxer ...goes to 11

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    As much as I love John Snow, I think Dr. Strange ought to be older.

    I demand that Strange's history (pre-accident) involve copious amounts of hallucinogenic drugs, that one time he hung out with Led Zeppelin (possibly apocryphal :)), swingin' 70's parties... the works. :)
     
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  25. Ant-manic

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    you should watch some of his interviews. he's not much like the characters he plays.
     
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