Discussion in 'Marvel Films' started by xeno000, Mar 4, 2013.
Man it's tough narrowing it down to three. I'm working on it.
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.
I love Frequency bunches but that's the only thing I ever remember when his name comes up.
did you also notice the new man of steel in that movie.
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)
Jon Hamm is a great choice
That I did; highlighted him to my fiance, who just kind of ho-hummed and went back to reading her book.
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
or a Latin/Spanish Strange
Benicio Del Toro
not saying set the movie anywhere other than america, just changing where he comes from
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?
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.
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.
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.
Chris O'Dowd has a cameo in Thor:TDW. He has the looks and the bio to pull off Dr. Strange.
i don't know. i do fully advocate an indian actor playing Adam Warlock, though (Guardians of the Galaxy cameo).
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.
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.
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)
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???
Caviezel, Cumberbatch or Phoenix.
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....
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.
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.
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.
you should watch some of his interviews. he's not much like the characters he plays.