Marvel Mini Movies – Dr. Strange
posted by GW Dan
Marvel Comics and Disney are rumored to be leaning towards doing short films, think 10-15 minutes in length, to test the market for longer features of more obscure characters. Apparently the duo behind the new Conan film, said to be an excellent script, have been hired to write the adaptation. Neither writer, Thomas Donnelly or Joshua Oppenheimer, have a ton of experience but that ultimately doesn’t matter much. What matters is how they treat Dr. Strange as a character. I’ve always read Dr. Strange as kind of a dick. Not on purpose, just impatient with silliness and very focused. Couple that with all the odd that a story involving magic can bring and you have a recipe for disaster. Thankfully, and what has me excited, is that one, comic movies are on the way up in terms of quality and budget, and two, magic can be done right see Potter, Harry. Not knowing how much backstory could be included in in a 15 minute feature, I can’t imagine they are going to spend too much time with Dr. Strange as a surgeon. Hopefully we get Dr. Strange, Wong, a few spells, and maybe some Dormammu. But who to cast? Well, here’s what I came up with.
Dream pick – Daniel Day Lewis or Jude Law
Reality pick – Adrien Brody
– I really would love to see either Lewis or Law in this role. Both actors would do a phenomenal job with the depth of material available. In reality, it will probably be someone like Adrien Brody, who I think would do a good job, or the already rumored Patrick Dempsey, eugh!
Dream pick – Chow Yun Fat
Reality pick – Daniel Dae Kim (Lost)
– Chow Yun Fat is the perfect choice for Wong. A badass mentor who is quietly as dangerous as Dr. Strange himself. In reality, Disney seems tied to a lot of Lost actors recently so Kim seems like a fit.
Dream pick – CGI with a cobra commander style voice
Reality pick – Viggo Mortensen
– There really is no way to properly convey Dormammu with a physical actor. He’s just too much; which is probably why he won’t be the villain and someone like Baron Mordo will. That being said, I read him with a Cobra Commander style voice so that’s my pick. In reality someone like a Viggo could maybe pull this off.
That’s what I got. Leave a comment with your suggestions or criticisms, or acknowledgements of my awesomeness.
Posted on June 24, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged adrien brody, book, chow yun fat, comic, comic book, comicbook, daniel dae kim, daniel day lewis, disney, doctor strange, dr, jude law, marvel, movie, strange, superhero, viggo mortensen, Warren Beatty. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.