It was announced today that legendary actor Michael Douglas will be taking on the role of Dr. Hank Pym in Ant-Man. Well, a new scoop via LatinoReview could see another high profile actor join team-Marvel. They report that Johnny Depp is taking early meeting with the studio, about playing Dr. Steven Strange in Doc Strange. The film is expected to undergo a few rewrites to accommodate the Depp's age, but it's possible this the type of name would be needed to give the film a solid level of global awareness.
Just the thought of Johnny Depp, Michael Douglas and Robert Downey Jr. mixing it up in Avengers 3 is too much to handle. I'm just shocked about the overwhelming volume of male lead characters in the MCU, where is our Wasp and Captain Marvel?
Some might remember this isn't the first time Depp's name has been linked to the project. A while back Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim, Blade 2) was eyeing the director's chair and was considering Johnny for the role. The actor has made nothing but bank with Disney thanks to Pirates of the Caribbean, and seems to be their go-to-lead for budding projects. It was bound to happen his name would come up again.
The problem currently is that Disney also wants him to make Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and a sequel to Alice In Wonderland. Unless those projects are delayed by the studio, we might not see Strange in theatres until 2017. A release date has yet to be announced, along with a director.