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Old August 4 2011, 10:24 PM   #61
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Re: Marvel to make a Doctor Strange movie?

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I'd love to see a Doc Strange movie done well. He's always been one of my faves.

As for the actor, how about that guy who played Baltar on nuBSG and Doctor Old Spice on Eureka?
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. I think Callis could pull it off.
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Old August 4 2011, 11:58 PM   #62
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Dr. Strange movie? Could be interesting....
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Old August 5 2011, 12:08 AM   #63
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I'd love to see a Doc Strange movie done well. He's always been one of my faves.

As for the actor, how about that guy who played Baltar on nuBSG and Doctor Old Spice on Eureka?
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!

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?

Anyway, Callis is a TV actor and doesn't have the public awareness to be offered the role.
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Old August 5 2011, 12:37 AM   #64
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Re: Marvel to make a Doctor Strange movie?

Clooney kind of looks exotic.
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Old August 5 2011, 12:45 AM   #65
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Anyway, Callis is a TV actor and doesn't have the public awareness to be offered the role.
True, but Marvel doesn't seem to be too hung up on casting Big Name Movie Stars in their films. Chris Hemsworth was pretty much unknown before THOR, aside from a brief appearance in STAR TREK, and even Chris Evans is hardly a household name . . .

Robert Downey Jr. is the exception, and even he was making a comeback of sorts in IRON MAN.
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Old August 5 2011, 09:53 AM   #66
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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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Old August 5 2011, 10:20 AM   #67
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Re: Marvel to make a Doctor Strange movie?

Yeah Doc has had a slew of mini-series over the years and has been a main character on both volumes of "New Avengers" for the last five yeas but hasn't had his ongoing book in a long time. I think there was talk about JMS doing a "Doctor Strange" ongoing before he left to go to DC and after the mini-series he did but that went no where.

George Clooney would be interesting, James Callis if they wanted to do an origin film (which they most likely will do). I still think Patrick Dempsey is the best choice. I think he could handle the complexity of the role while bringing his own charm and charasmia to it as well. Plus he's been a TV Doctor before obviously and can bring that to the role.

I once postulated that Leo DiCaprio would be be an out of the box suggestion to play Stephen Strange after I saw him in "Inception". I think he'd be great, others didn't agree with me so much lol.
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Old August 5 2011, 03:04 PM   #68
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Re: Marvel to make a Doctor Strange movie?

I'm sure this has been tossed around many times before, but how about David Tennant? He will be a "doctor" again!
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Old August 5 2011, 03:37 PM   #69
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Re: Marvel to make a Doctor Strange movie?

This is one of two fan made posters done by the same guy. This one is the best out of the two that I saw.

http://th02.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/...es-d3dz9q0.jpg

Think it looks awesome. He stated on his comment page that he wants Johnny Depp in the role. I assume that is who he used as his model.
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Old August 5 2011, 03:40 PM   #70
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Old August 5 2011, 03:41 PM   #71
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The poster kind of makes it look like an Asylum produced movie. Also I can't tell if that's Johnny Depp or not.
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Old August 5 2011, 04:11 PM   #72
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Re: Marvel to make a Doctor Strange movie?

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Anyway, to call Bond a superhero is a pretty big stretch.
I dunno, I think he's as much a superhero as Batman. And some of the stunts he pulls off and technology he uses belong in realm of the fantastic. But this is pretty much off-topic.

I think a younger Daniel Day-Lewis might also have been a good Dr Strange (not that he'd ever do it).
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Old August 5 2011, 04:25 PM   #73
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IMO, superheroes tend to have unique costumes. That's what mainly distinguishes them from guys like Bond and Indiana Jones - even more than the presence of super powers.
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Old August 6 2011, 09:33 AM   #74
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I don't know if his acting style would be up to it, but that guy who plays Duke on Haven sure has a Doctor Strange-shaped head.
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Old August 6 2011, 08:18 PM   #75
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I don't know if his acting style would be up to it, but that guy who plays Duke on Haven sure has a Doctor Strange-shaped head.
The good doctor isn't that fugly!
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