Marvel 'Wants Johnny Depp For Doctor Strange Movie'
Pirates Of The Caribbean star reportedly in frame for new superhero adaptation...
Marvel Studios has reportedly got Johnny Depp in its sights to play Doctor Strange in a new comic book movie adaptation.
Latino Review reports that Marvel recently met with Depp to discuss him taking on the role of Dr. Strange, a character who has long been rumoured to be in line for a solo movie.
Depp's connection to Disney and Latino Review's reasonable track record suggest that there may be something in the report, although it has been observed that the schedule would have to avoid the next Pirates Of The Caribbean movie.
Latino Review's Mario-Francisco Robles continues: "The 50-year-old actor is a comic book fan, and is said to be very interested in jumping onto the Marvel machine.
"Of note, if Johnny Depp does decide to don the cape, it would involve a bit of a script overhaul. I spoke to El Mayimbe, and he was quick to note that the original script had a 30-year-old Dr. Strange.
"He has an intimate knowledge of the script, but he agrees with me that Marvel wouldn’t hesitate to alter things if it meant signing a star on the level of Johnny Depp."
The plan is claimed to be set in Marvel's "Phase Three" - after the next Avengers movie.
But the writer hedged: "As always, though, let me remind you that this is Hollywood. Plans change. Offers expire. Negotiations stall. So while Depp has met with Marvel, and both sides want this to work, it doesn’t mean it will."