For more than 50 years, Dr. Stephen Strange has thwarted the mystical forces that would harm our realm, defending it with unparalleled magic skills as the Sorcerer Surpeme, Dr. Strange. Co-created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1963, Dr. Strange has been a Marvel staple for decades, making appearances in various animated series, video games, and now he’ll be making his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Strange's first foray into movies didn't exactly flourish; a made-for-TV movie that was set to become a series following in the footsteps of the smash hit, The Incredible Hulk. Now being a part of Marvel's movieverse, comic fans are abuzz with who might don the cloak and tunic of the Master of the Mystical Arts.
Now we know that Scott Derrickson will be directing Doctor Strange for Marvel Studios, but we don’t have another key component: the star. Now, there are a couple of names that have been tossed around for seemingly every major role for Marvel movies, and specifically for the role of Stephen Strange. Specifically, we’ve frequently heard the names Jon Hamm and Johnny Depp, and a few others without some variation of Jonathan and a last name with two repeating consonants at the end. But we’ll let other people tell you why you can jump on those particular bandwagons.
Instead, Newsarama has compiled a list of ten other contenders who could be up to the mystical task, including some comic book movie veterans and a couple off-the-beaten-path suggestions.