Johnny Depp being considered for ‘Doctor Strange’

Thursday, January 16th, 2014. Filed under: Entertainment Film Hollywood Stars
US actor Johnny Depp ©AFP PHOTO/ANDREW COWIE

US actor Johnny Depp
©AFP PHOTO/ANDREW COWIE

(Relaxnews) – Originally intended for a 30-year-old actor, the lead role in “Doctor Strange” could go to Johnny Depp and, if it did, the film would be rewritten around the 50-year-old star.

That’s the word from the Latino Review, which broke news of a meeting between Depp and Disney-owned Marvel Studios — but a yes vote could result in a rejigged schedule for “Pirates of the Caribbean,” as both “Doctor Strange” and “Dead Men Tell No Tales” are currently intended for release mid-2016.

Depp has certainly been a recurring fan favorite for the role, and it is thought that public receptivity to the actor’s involvement was a motivating factor.

Viggo Mortensen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Adrien Brody and Justin Theroux had previously been touted as possibles on Marvel’s list of leads for the title role.

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