‘Doctor Strange’ Adds ‘Transparent’ Star in Mystery Role

By November 12, 2015

Out of all of Marvel’s upcoming movies, no project seems to have a better cast than next year’s Doctor Strange. Comprised of actors you’d more likely see in a Oscar-season drama together than a superhero movie, the studio has managed to assemble one hell of an lineup of names for possibly their strangest (no pun intended) film yet. Starting with Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme himself too, the movie’s cast has since been filled in with Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, Rachel McAdams in an unknown role, Mads Mikkelsen rumored to be one of the film’s villains, and Michael Stuhlbarg – it’s clear that Doctor Strange will be unlike anything we’ve seen from Marvel yet.

With filming for Doctor Strange currently underway too, revealing our first real looks at Benedict Cumberbatch in costume as Stephen Strange as well as his fellow cast members including Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Baron Mordo, some new details and pieces of information were bound to come out about the film in the coming weeks of production. It looks like a new, last minute casting decision has just made this film’s ensemble, even more interesting too.

TheWrap is reporting that actress Amy Landecker (Transparent, A Serious Man) has reportedly been cast in the film, in an unknown role. She joins McAdams and Swinton as the third notable female character to be added to the film, and while McAdams’ will be the film’s main female lead, there’s no telling how and where Landecker might factor into the story as well. The film will be directed by long-time horror director Scott Derrickson, and will be one of Marvel’s several Phase Three standalone films.

For those of you who don’t know too, the film follows successful, cocky neurosurgeon Stephen Strange, who after losing the ability to perform surgery following a tragic accident, travels to the mountains of Nepal in order to train and master the mystical arts, eventually becoming the Sorcerer Supreme.

It is interesting to note that Landecker joins her Serious Man co-star Michael Stuhlbarg in the film, and for what was an already very exciting cast, just became even more so. Landecker has proven herself as a more than capable actress too, and she’s an interesting choice for this cast, no matter who she ends up playing. There are a number of female characters from the Doctor Strange comics, and it’ll be interesting to see what Derrickson and co. have in mind with this film’s story. Going off of what we learned from the information revealed at this year’s D23 Expo too, it looks like the film will be a combination of both stories from the comic books, and enough original material to make this an exciting project for people who are and aren’t already familiar with the character.

Doctor Strange is set to hit theatres on November 4th, 2016.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable