From Jedi Master to Master of the Mystic Arts?


by: S. Scott Stanikmas

Badass Digest has a source that says Marvel is currently looking at Ewan McGregor to step into the role that Joaquin Phoenix bowed out of and play Dr. Strange on the silver screen. It was also reported to BD that McGregor had already started prepping for the role.

It’s vague and doesn’t show much commitment but we’re getting an idea as to where Marvel wants to go. Instead of going with an unknown, Marvel wants someone with a little bit of geek cred under his belt. And you don’t get much bigger geek cred than playing one of the greatest Jedi Masters in the Star Wars universe.

If McGregor is interested and does take on the role of Stephen Strange what does this do for the rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars spin-off film that was supposed to come out? All this may do is push back that film. But with how involved the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies are, would McGregor have time enough to be involved in both franchise universes and have time to focus on other projects?

With the Dr. Strange movie scheduled to come out July 2016 and filming set to start in London in 2015, we all hope an official announcement is forthcoming.

Source: Badass Digest

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