Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Doctor Strange?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper (2012) Movie Image

Someone give the man a cape and a goatee!

Is Batman’s little buddy Joseph Gordon-Levitt the man for the job to defend Earth from magical evil? According to the boys at Latino-Review, they are hearing rumblings that Marvel execs are looking at the “Don Jon” and “Dark Knight Rises” star for the Sorcerer Supreme.

LR has apparently been on something of a Doctor Strange tear, and recently got their hands on what they claim are plot points for the upcoming Marvel movie (see those below). According to them, the main character in the current iteration of the script is a 30-something man. That fits Gordon-Levitt, who is 32 at the moment, though he could probably play 25. Dude is young looking.

Gordon-Levitt is certainly a talented enough chap to pull off any role he sets his mind to it. He’s like James Franco in that way. You don’t think they’re right for something, but then they shows up and do it, and you realize you didn’t know what you were talking about in the first place.

But as Doctor Strange? I would have preferred someone more seasoned or grizzled like Timothy Olyphant myself, but hey, I’m not Marvel, and I don’t have a movie franchise to get off the ground.

Apparently this is just something Marvel is talking about amongst themselves, so it doesn’t mean there are any offers on the table, or that they’ve even talked to JGL about it. So, you know, someone might have overheard the suits mention JGL, and voila, you have a story about Joseph Gordon-Levitt as potentially playing Doctor Strange.

But hey, now you have something to talk about for Monday!

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  • Jdog

    JGL doesn’t have enough personality for me. I really saw someone like Colin Farrell…

  • Juggernaut

    He’s a good actor and fits the bill physically but I just never saw him in the role.

    • Dedpool

      Nor I but I think he could really pull it off. And it’d be a different kind of arrogance that he has than RDJ’s Tony Stark. While he wasn’t on my radar for the role, I say go for it!

  • Dedpool

    So far if what LR got their hands on is true, it sounds pretty good. I’m liking it. Reminds me of anupdated version of the animated film.
    I’m thinking Gerard Butler as Mordo.

    • Juggernaut

      I like Butler but I also thought that Clive Owen would be a good pick for Mordo. Rosamund Pike for Clea!

      • Dedpool

        Oooh! Very nice pick! Hugo Weaving would work if they did this now. But I like Owen.

  • Michael Burch

    Liam Neeson as Dr. Strange… Duh!

    • Dedpool

      Too old to start a franchise like this. But he would’ve been great back in the day.

      • Michael Burch


    • Juggernaut

      Neeson would actually be a decent pick for Mordo!