Edgar Ramirez Potentially Up for Role in Doctor Strange

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With director Scott Derrickson going full steam ahead on Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange, the casting for the film will no doubt begin to come together very soon, and it seems he might start picking from folks he's already worked with. Edgar Ramirez, who will appear in Derrickson's upcoming Deliver Us From Evil, spoke with IGN and said that he's been in talks about a potential role in the upcoming film.

Previous reports on the film revealed Benedict Cumberbatch, Jared Leto, and Tom Hardy as being on Marvel's wishlist for the Sorcerer Supreme. With that in mind, Ramirez might be up for a supporting role in the film. Ramirez's other film credits include Wrath of the Titans, The Bourne Ultimatum, and the upcoming Point Break remake.

Doctor Strange is based on the character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, who made his first appearance in 1963's "Strange Tales" #110. It follows the adventures of Stephen Strange (nodded at in this year's Captain America: The Winter Soldier), a brilliant neurosurgeon who, following a car accident, loses precision in his hands. His quest to regain his former skills sets Strange on a path to become the "Master of the Mystic Arts."

Although a specific release date for Doctor Strange has not yet been set, Marvel has two placeholder dates set for unnamed features on July 8, 2016 and on May 5, 2017.

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