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Doctor Strange Movie Casting Rumors: Colin Farrell Joins Benedict Cumberbatch, Ryan Gosling And Ewan McGregor In Frontrunners For Doctor Strange Role; Find Out Who Is Favored To Play Hero In Marvel's

BY L. Martinez | Oct 23, 2014 11:45 PM EDT

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He's already bagged one of the most coveted roles in TV land -- as one of the three lead actors in the second season of HBO's hit detective drama, True Detective. And it looks like he is in talks to play another sought after role, this time in the movies. Colin Farrell's name has been recently thrown in the mix as one of the frontrunners for the title role in the upcoming Doctor Strange movie from Marvel. This is just the latest Doctor Strange movie casting rumor to surface. It's one of the most highly anticipated casting decisions in the movie world, especially now that Marvel and its superheroes are such hot property in Hollywood these days.

And there are plenty of actors that are part of the Doctor Strange movie casting rumor. Some officially, and some campaigning quietly via social media and other such platforms. Ryan Gosling, Benedict Cumberbatch, Keanu Reeves, Justin Theroux, and Oscar Isaac. Recent news suggested that perhaps Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor was in the favorite one to essay the role. According to the website Badass Digest, Ewan McGregor is in the radar of Marvel Studios to play the much coveted role of Doctor Strange.  According to the source of the website, Marvel is "looking at him,: and that the actor himself has already started doing research in preparation for the role.

All we know for sure is that the Doctor Strange movie will be directed by Scott Derrickson (who directed Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose). Doctor Strange is an ex neurosurgeon who also holds the key role of Sorcerer Supreme. Which means he is the earth's shield and protector against any supernatural threats. The character of Doctor Strange was first created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko for Marvel more than 50 years ago, and he first debuted in Strange Tales No. 110

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