Patrick Dempsey has been promoting himself for some time as the man who should don the Eye of Agamotto in Marvel Studios’ still-unnannounced-but-likely adaptation of the mystical comic book series Doctor Strange. Today, the actor spoke with The LA Times about still wanting to see the project brought to fruition.
"Hopefully, doing something like ‘Transformers’ is about to show myself in an action situation where I’m not mister-weepy-doctor guy," says Dempsey, who stars in this summer’s Michael Bay action sequel, "you know, not McDreamy. You have to change that in people’s view.”
Dempsey also suggests that a potential Doctor Strange adaptation need not be a film, saying that he’d love to see the character develop on a television series instead, pointing to an HBO series as his dream take on the character.
"I don’t know if I’d necessarily do another show, a drama, that’s 24 episodes again," the "Grey’s Anatomy" star explains, "HBO you’re at 13 and I think that’s much better. It’s just so hard to sustain the quality after three years if you’re doing 24, 25 episodes a year."
Dempsey says that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is well aware of his desire to claim the role but it sounds like nothing firm has been set in motion as of yet.