Latino Review is scooping up more movie rumors, this time dumping a big one on us. According to their sources, Marvel would love to have Johnny Depp become Doctor Strange.
A well-connected source informed me tonight that Johnny Depp has taken a meeting with Marvel to discuss taking on the role of Dr. Strange.
He does have a good relationship with Disney (anybody remember those ol' Pirates of the Caribbean movies?) and has expressed interest in the Marvel Universe. Disney and Marvel would have to shift things around shooting wise and script wise if they were to hook Depp, but it's a move they are supposedly willing to make.
Of course, Marvel could want in one hand, shit in the other and see which one gets full first (Ed. Note: If you scratch your head at this saying, remember Jeremy is from WV) -- just because they want Johnny Depp doesn't mean the actor will sign. It's just a meeting. I would also imagine Depp is a pretty expensive actor and Marvel is pretty tight with the purse-strings. They would have to really want Depp in this part to fork over the dough for him.
What do you think? Never gonna happen? And if it did, what do you think of Depp as Strange?
UPDATE: Deadline claims that the Johnny Depp story is a pack of lies and half-truths. Their story claims that Marvel approached Johnny Depp about the role "eons" ago, and that it never amounted to anything. Whether this just means that the actor is waiting for something more solid to develop, or if Latino Review is just full of its usual shit remains to be seen.
(Writer's note: I guess this means I won't get to use my photoshop banner again)
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About the Author - Jeremy Shane
Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea. Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California. When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead. Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim. If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.
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