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Is Tildon Swindon set to be Dr Strange’s The Ancient One?

May 27th, 2015 by Marc Comments


Well, this is interesting…. 

According to THR, actress Tilda Swindon is in talks to play the Ancient One, the Tibetan mystic who is a mentor to Dr Strange.

With Benedict Cumberbatch already signed on as The Sorcerer Supreme, it’s clear that Marvel is bringing in real talent on Scott Derrickson’s movie.

“Strange’s mentor is a Tibetan mystic known as the Ancient One, who is training pupils to be the next sorcerer supreme. In the comics, the character has been a male and Marvel Studios initially was searching for a male actor.”

Indeed Morgan Freeman, Bill Nighy and Ken Watanabe were all rumoured in talks for the roe (here)

What say you? Has Swindon what it takes for this role? Let us know your thoughts…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….