It’s going to come to a point where I don’t recognize a single character Marvel brings to the big screen as today’s hot rumor involves Marvel suits eying Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the role of Doctor Strange in the all-but guaranteed Third Wave of their cinematic world of films.
LatinoReview has the rumor, but take note this isn’t even a story involving Levitt having a meeting as Vin Diesel recently did (supposedly to play a character called Vision), this is simply people at Marvel believing Levitt fits the mold for the character. The site adds, “Levitt and his team are probably unaware.”
Justin Theroux‘s name was previously linked to the role as a possibility, but with Levitt, whose fanboy cred is much higher with his involvement with Rian Johnson and roles in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises and Inception, they’re getting a much flashier name.
Anyone in the audience know anything about this Doctor Strange? Wikipedia tells me he’s “a former neurosurgeon, a practicing sorcerer, and serves as the Sorcerer Supreme, the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats.” Sounds like quite the chap. Here’s a pic of the guy for reference…