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Kevin Feige talks Dr. Strange rumors

February 26th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige talked with IGN about the directors rumored to be in the running for Doctor Strange. He said the report was both true and not:

“Well, that article was true that we’re meeting a lot of people now. That article was not true about who we’re meeting or what level anybody is. But we’re actively looking.”

IGN questioned further asking Feige if they wanted someone with experience beyond fantasy:

“Of course, of course. We always look at a wide range of people with a wide range of backgrounds. There’s only one criteria: do something that we think is really cool. [Laughs] That’s about it.”

Then they ask about an earlier rumor that said Johnny Depp was approached for the role of the Sorcerer Supreme:

“No, no. When you have a project that’s been around as long as Doctor Strange, there is sometimes, “Oh, I’ve met with Stan about this! Or I did that!” So Strange is one of those projects that predates me by a long shot. Obviously, the character does, but even in its cinematic brewing. So there’s a lot of things that have happened before me, and I’ve been here 14 years. So that’s a long time ago. I don’t know if that happened then.”

When asked is Marvel was seeking a star to play Dr. Strange:

“You know, I would say that we’re pretty transparent, right? Doctor Strange would be our — well, depending on when we make it, it could be our 13th, 14th, 15th movie, right? I think if you’re looking to track our decision-making and how we’ve done things, we have a pretty wide track record now where you can sort of see. So, no, a movie star is not required, but that doesn’t mean a movie star wouldn’t be great. It just depends.”

Who do you want to play the role?

Source: IGN

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