Viggo Mortensen Will Not Be Doctor Strange

Another healthy rumor that has been making the rounds online is both that Dr. Strange will appear in the upcoming Marvel Studios sequel Thor: The Dark World and that actor Viggo Mortensen will be playing the Sorcerer Supreme. In an interview with Omelete (via Collider), Marvel producer Victoria Alonso shot down the rumor pretty quickly.

“We would love to work with Viggo Mortensen.  I’ve been trying that for years.  But I don’t know if Viggo is even acting anymore.  I thought he wasn’t acting anymore.  It would be great to work with him in the future, but we don’t have him signed, no.”

He is still acting, but now that the rumor has been put to rest you might start hearing people say that it’s simply misdirection on Marvel Studios’ part, although that seems rather unlikely now.

Last we heard about a Dr. Strange film, the script had been completed by writers Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer (Conan the Barbarian, Sahara) with Marvel Studios actively seeking out a director for the project.

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