The Hollywood Reporter exclusively learned that Marvel’s Doctor Strange is working hard to get Michael Stuhlbarg to join their cast.
Stahlbarg is known for his role in the Coen brother’s A Serious Man, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Men in Black 3, and Steve Jobs (which is currently in theaters) as Apple engineer Andy Hertzfeld.
Scott Derrickson is directing Doctor Strange, which will begin filming in London in December.
As far as the cast goes, it’s already looking pretty amazing. Benedict Cumberbatch will star as Marvel’s Doctor Strange with Rachel McAdams in the lead female role. Furthermore, Tilda Swinton has been cast as the Ancient One. We do not yet know anything about Stulhbarg’s role.
For those of you who don’t know the story, Doctor Strange is the story of a brilliant surgeon who finds new meaning in his life after his career is ruined. That new meaning is thanks to a sorcerer who becomes his new mentor and teaches him to be the hero that the world needs.
Based on what we have seen from Stuhlbarg in his past roles, I would assume that they are looking to cast him as some kind of villain. He’s great in dramas but, as THR stated, he was also very fun in MIB3. So I guess it’s up for grabs but my money would be on a more serious role. What do you all think? Any guesses?
Marvel’s Doctor Strange will be released on November 4, 2016!
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)