Academy Award winning actor and “30 Seconds to Mars” singer Jared Leto is the latest candidate for the role of Stephen Strange in the Doctor Strange movie.
Badass Digest reports that Marvel Studios had an eye for the singer/actor, and wanted him for the role. The website described Doctor Strange in the movie as Iron Man with magic; a cocky and high class neurosurgeon that has gotten into an accident that badly hurt his hands ending his career. He travels to the Himalayas as he becomes a student of the Ancient One and learns different magics. Eventually he becomes Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme and battles mystical treats to protect the world.
Jared Leto is the latest candidate for the role of Doctor Strange alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Mads Mikkelson.
According to reports from international Business Times, Leto has been reading a lot of scripts after the success of his film, Dallas Buyers Club.
“Yeah, I’m looking at scripts and reading scripts. Which is interesting because I didn’t read scripts for years before Dallas Buyers Club,” Leto reportedly said. “But now … you have opportunities to work with people that you really respect or admire, people whose work has been inspiring and influential.”
It was recently reported that Marvel Studios hired “Sinister” director Scott Derrickson to helm the film, and Kevin Feige clarified the rumors about Johnny Depp as Doctor Strange.
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