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Old September 11 2012, 03:24 PM   #106
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Re: Marvel to make a Doctor Strange movie?

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I kinda get the impression that since LOTR, he has wanted to concentrate on indie and non-mainstream movies for the most part. But I'd love for him to prove me wrong.
Nothing wrong with an actor doing indies if that makes him happy.

But plenty of famous and talent actors have taken roles in superhero movies. RDJ also made a huge comeback as an actor when he decided to play Iron Man.
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Old September 11 2012, 03:37 PM   #107
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^Absolutely. And others have turned such roles down (I earlier mentioned Daniel Day-Lewis and Mortensen himself for Batman Begins, Chris Cooper turned down the role of Gordon in that movie, Sean Penn is supposed to have been their first choice to play The Joker in its sequel).

I'm not claiming to have any particular insight into Mortensen's thinking - I just get the impression that he's not into this kind of movie. But like I say - I'll be quite happy if he proves me wrong and accepts this role.
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Old September 11 2012, 03:57 PM   #108
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^Absolutely. And others have turned such roles down (I earlier mentioned Daniel Day-Lewis and Mortensen himself for Batman Begins, Chris Cooper turned down the role of Gordon in that movie, Sean Penn is supposed to have been their first choice to play The Joker in its sequel).

I'm not claiming to have any particular insight into Mortensen's thinking - I just get the impression that he's not into this kind of movie. But like I say - I'll be quite happy if he proves me wrong and accepts this role.
Anyone know if Viggo is going to do The Hobbit?
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Old September 11 2012, 04:01 PM   #109
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^Apparently not. But I think that was because he wasn't asked to do it, or the character doesn't appear in the movie, rather than him refusing to do it.

http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00045526.html

http://filmonic.com/viggo-mortensen-...-in-the-hobbit
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Old September 11 2012, 08:52 PM   #110
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Aragorn's only about ten years old around the time of The Hobbit. They'd have to use some pretty fancy CGI if they want Viggo to reprise his role.
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Old September 14 2012, 04:44 AM   #111
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Re: Marvel to make a Doctor Strange movie?

Viggo Mortensen Will Not Be Doctor Strange

According to the article, it seems he was never even approached.
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Old September 21 2012, 04:13 AM   #112
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Re: Marvel to make a Doctor Strange movie?

George R. R. Martin would love to write a Doctor Strange movie.

However, it seems to me that he wants far too much creative control over a character that he doesn't even own.
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Old September 21 2012, 06:43 AM   #113
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George R. R. Martin would love to write a Doctor Strange movie.

However, it seems to me that he wants far too much creative control over a character that he doesn't even own.
Also its GRRM. We would be lucky if he was quick enough to finish the script in 20 years.
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Old September 21 2012, 08:51 AM   #114
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There isn't a seminal Doctor Strange story to adapt, other than his origin, someone would mostly likely have to generate something new.
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Old September 21 2012, 09:45 AM   #115
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Re: Marvel to make a Doctor Strange movie?

His origin, Dormammu, Clea-- that's the seminal part. Or maybe "Sise-Neg Genesis." Although that might be better for the sequel.
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Old September 21 2012, 01:33 PM   #116
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George R. R. Martin would love to write a Doctor Strange movie.

However, it seems to me that he wants far too much creative control over a character that he doesn't even own.
Great, that's all we Song of Ice and Fire fans want, George finding yet another reason to postpone finishing the next two books!
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Old September 21 2012, 09:28 PM   #117
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Re: Marvel to make a Doctor Strange movie?

His comment about not wanting to hook up Dr. Strange with the larger Avengers-verse is a deal killer. Of course Marvel and Disney want it hooked up, it's the best PR imaginable and they are making huge box office from their intertwined series of movies that all publicize each other and put butts in seats. Nobody would be doing a movie about some random Manhattan wizard if he weren't already in the Marvel-verse.

Plus, the notion that Dr. Strange somehow doesn't fit in just shows he doesn't get the character either. if Thor fits, why wouldn't Dr. Strange? Magic is not a barrier to fitting into the Marvel-verse.

This reminds me of JMS attempting to write a Star Trek show and ending up with B5 in Starfleet uniforms. Some writers bring too much of their own baggage along to be able to adapt themselves well to other people's intellectual property.

If Martin is feeling ambitious, he should convince HBO to make a space opera series under his direction, but something original, or maybe a reboot of something that needs it. Imagine what that guy could do with Stargate.
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Old September 22 2012, 09:19 AM   #118
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Great, that's all we Song of Ice and Fire fans want, George finding yet another reason to postpone finishing the next two books!
More Haviland Tuf would be a better reason.

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This reminds me of JMS attempting to write a Star Trek show and ending up with B5 in Starfleet uniforms. Some writers bring too much of their own baggage along to be able to adapt themselves well to other people's intellectual property.
I'm still convinced that B5 was his "Birth of the Federation" idea and he just changed the names and tweaked the concept. It all maps to Trek too easily.

If Martin is feeling ambitious, he should convince HBO to make a space opera series under his direction, but something original
Haviland Tuf! That would be awesome.
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Old September 22 2012, 04:09 PM   #119
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Doctor strange is part of the best cross over ever.

In the 60s the fantastic four went back to ancient Egypt to fight a time traveller.

In the early 80s Doctor Strange had parallel adventure through that same FF story to lay some shit to rest about his girlfriend.

In the late 80s the West Coast Avengers had a comedy of errors where they narrowly avoided bumping into Doctor Strange and the Fantastic Four in Ancient Egypt.

In the early 90ss, it turned out that the time traveller who the fantastic four had fought in the 60s was there in Ancient Egypt primarily to observe the origin of the X-men villain Apocalypse and recruit him... Things didn't go well.

That was nearly 20 years ago?

Has there been any further additions to the story I missed, or has Marvel editorial timelocked this story?
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