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Old August 5 2011, 10:53 AM   #66
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Re: Marvel to make a Doctor Strange movie?

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You mean James Callis? He isn't conventionally handsome enough to play a lead superhero. But a villain or second banana would be perfect for him, assuming he's high profile enough to be considered for such a role, which he probably isn't.
That's the guy. I don't think Doc Strange was ever conventionally handsome. He was exotic and aloof and a bit condescending, as well as of indeterminate-but-not-young age.
The comics art definitely depicts him as pretty conventionally handsome - square jaw, nice cheekbones, regular features, striking blue eyes - he sure aint' Quasimodo!
Neither is Callis. I don't know about these days, but Strange was never depicted as the typical Superman type character-- more elongated and gaunt, especially by artists like Ditko, Russell and Smith (although, I suppose, he was drawn more typically heroic in Defenders, but Buscema pretty much had a one-look-fits-all style). I just Googled Callis, and I think his look would be perfect.

And he's also exotic, aloof, condescending and looks like he must be in his 40s. But what does any of that have to do with him being conventionally handsome?
Nothing, just that I think Callis could pull that off perfectly.

Anyway, Callis is a TV actor and doesn't have the public awareness to be offered the role.
He wouldn't be the first actor to move to movies from TV; and Doc Strange isn't exactly the most famous comic book character. I don't think he's even had his own book in decades.
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