The report says Boardwalk Empire’sJack Huston will be tapped to play Doctor Strange. The 31-year old is a rising star and would be likely to sign a multi-picture deal for what appears to be Kevin Feige’sfavorite project. With Scott Derrickson already on board to direct and a plethora of unnamed movie dates waiting… it would seem the right time for this movie to start moving forward. And Marvel has already pulled from Boardwalk Empire once to get Charlie Cox to playDaredevil.
Very little is known of Doctor Strange at this point, primarily because Marvel hasn’t set anything up yet. A rumor sprung up in January that Johnny Depp was in talks for the role – a sensible choice, given that Marvel would probably want to anchor the lesser-known superhero to a known commodity – but there’s no reason at this point to believe the claim was accurate, especially since it seems there’s no director or writer in place yet. Depp’s name was later joined by everyone from John Hamm to Richard Madden to Timothy Olyphant. All of which are intriguing, none of which are true – at least for the moment.