When Marvel has revealed plans to turn Doctor Strange into one of their upcoming films, the first actor that was rumored to be taking on the role of the neurosurgeon turned superhero, was Johnny Depp.
Though for some, the choice of actor for some was spot on (there was even a comparison photo of Depp and Strange so that nay-sayers could see the similarities) the casting fell through since it was nothing more than a major rumor.
Another rumor has now risen from the rubble of the previous one with a certain lead singer/actor being in talks to play the role.
And just who might that person be?
Well, recent award-winning golden boy, or like we know him as 30 Seconds to Mars frontman, Jared Leto, according to Badass Digest.
The blog also goes on to reveal that Marvel is about to close a deal with Scott Derrickson, the director behind The Day the Earth Stood Still remake as well as Sinister.
The post goes on to point out that Derrickson might want to take a swing at writing the script himself since at the time that the Variety story was published, revealing Derrickson as the front-runner for the position, no writer had been named.
Then there’s the whole point of this story, the rumor that Jared Leto is now in the running to play Stephen Strange. Apparently, Marvel like or liked Leto for the role.
Badass Digest makes it known with their “god help us all if that’s true” remark that they are against the decision of having Leto portray the superhero, but let’s be real, the entire world was on the hating side of Ben Affleck being cast as Batman (Batfleck) without even giving it the benefit of the doubt (or even waiting for the damn film to be released), so even if it’s true or not, who cares. We’ll wait for the film to come out to judge.
But on the other hand, some of us here are bias since we are huge 30 Seconds to Mars fans.