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Is Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston up for Doctor Strange?

August 26th, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

As with all Marvel casting news, the rumours keep pouring in over the casting of the upcoming movie adaptation of one of Marvel’s weirdest characters yet; Doctor Strange and you can add another name to that seemingly endless list – Boardwalk Empire’s Jack Huston.

Apparently most of the previously mentioned actors who have been linked to the project are still in the running with the likes of Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jared Leto, Tom Hardy and Joaquin Phoenix. However, This Is Infamous has reported that Boardwalk Empire and American Hustle star Huston is the latest candidate who is “definitely in the running”.

This is not the first time that Hudson has been in the running for a role in the Marvel Universe. The 31-year-old has been up for the part of Doctor Doom in the Fantastic Four reboot and was a finalist for taking the role of Star-Lord in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – which ultimately went to Chris Pratt. Marvel have been at the top of their game when it has come to casting duties and since Huston is not a Box Office draw, they could essentially sign him up for a multiple film deal, which he could presumably commit to.

This Is Infamous broke the story back in January that they were certain Jon Hamm would play the role. Hamm himself flat out denied ever having any talks with Marvel about any role the other day (here).

So, due to the numerous casting lists Hudson has been mentioned in, we will have to wait and see if there is any more word on this rumour.

Source: Dark Horizons

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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.