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2013-06-21 12:28:13 AM  
He employs the rough-crafted Mindless Ones as minions.

Will we get to see their rendition of "West Side Story"?

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Just read that a couple weeks ago on a Farker's recommendation. My only disappointment is that there isn't more.
 
2013-06-21 02:30:10 AM  
Will it be Dormammu and Mordo and Nightmare?
I bet it's Dormammu and Mordo and Nightmare.
 
2013-06-21 03:03:34 AM  

unlikely: Will it be Dormammu and Mordo and Nightmare?
I bet it's Dormammu and Mordo and Nightmare.


One of the reasons I love Doctor Strange is that his villain list makes Iron Man's villain list look huge and stocked with 'A'-listers.

But yeah, Mordo for the origin/rivalry, and Dormammu for the big bad threat and to bring in Clea for eye candy.
 
2013-06-21 03:05:38 AM  
I think it's a fairly safe bet that Marvel is gonna try to snag Benedict Cumberbatch for the role of Doctor Strange.

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2013-06-21 03:12:51 AM  
Dr Strange movie is going to be released directly to DVD and Disney will never touch non main stream characters for live action movies again.

/However when they get xmen back from sony i imagine 17 wolverine movies a year is an option 3 big screen 9 direct to dvd features and 5 animated
 
2013-06-21 03:18:24 AM  

ClintonKun: I think it's a fairly safe bet that Marvel is gonna try to snag Benedict Cumberbatch for the role of Doctor Strange.

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No. I don't think he'd look good with either the 70's/80's porn-stache look, or the VanDyke beard look.

On the other hand....


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...is all good to go.
 
2013-06-21 03:30:29 AM  

ClintonKun: I think it's a fairly safe bet that Marvel is gonna try to snag Benedict Cumberbatch for the role of Doctor Strange.


Guh, fail.

The discussion about who should play Dr. Stephen Strange, starts and ends with: Oded Fehr.
 
2013-06-21 03:53:07 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: ClintonKun: I think it's a fairly safe bet that Marvel is gonna try to snag Benedict Cumberbatch for the role of Doctor Strange.

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No. I don't think he'd look good with either the 70's/80's porn-stache look, or the VanDyke beard look.

On the other hand....


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...is all good to go.


Hmm, good choice. Though they'd have to catch him between seasons, he's gonna be pretty busy with GoT for the next few years.
 
2013-06-21 04:01:32 AM  
I've also seen Viggo Mortensen rumored often for the role. He can definitely rock the stache, though his acting is fairly low key and I figure Dr. Strange is pretty heavy on the ham and cheese. Though, I think he'd do a pretty good job at a more subdued, more arcane Strange.

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2013-06-21 04:16:00 AM  
Plus cats, audiences love cats

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mhd
2013-06-21 04:32:01 AM  
A Dr. Strange movie with Dormammu? What a surprise...

/but considering what FF4 II did with Galactus...
//there's probably an ultra-lame "Ultimate" Dr. Strange around for Nolan-esque scripts
 
2013-06-21 06:50:24 AM  

ClintonKun: I think it's a fairly safe bet that Marvel is gonna try to snag Benedict Cumberbatch for the role of Doctor Strange.

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Is Cumberbatch the new Nathan Fillion?
 
2013-06-21 07:04:44 AM  
Forget Dr Strange. Give me Dr Orpheus any day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lisX3Or6twc&feature=youtube_gdata_pla y er
 
2013-06-21 07:05:23 AM  

BattleFrenchie28: ClintonKun: I think it's a fairly safe bet that Marvel is gonna try to snag Benedict Cumberbatch for the role of Doctor Strange.

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Is Cumberbatch the new Nathan Fillion?


new christian bale
 
2013-06-21 07:47:51 AM  

moothemagiccow: BattleFrenchie28: ClintonKun: I think it's a fairly safe bet that Marvel is gonna try to snag Benedict Cumberbatch for the role of Doctor Strange.

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Is Cumberbatch the new Nathan Fillion?

new christian bale


Don't care. It would work
 
2013-06-21 07:52:24 AM  

BattleFrenchie28: Is Cumberbatch the new Nathan Fillion?


No, because unlike Fillion, Cumberbatch can act and has presence.
 
2013-06-21 08:41:03 AM  
David Strathairn would be my choice for an older Doc Strange... Not sure about a younger one...
 
2013-06-21 09:06:23 AM  

PIP_the_TROLL: BattleFrenchie28: Is Cumberbatch the new Nathan Fillion?

No, because unlike Fillion, Cumberbatch can act and has presence.


I'll admit, I've only seen him in a few small parts and in Sherlock, and he doesn't seem to have much range.  He mumbles a lot and his Sherlock acting is ... hammy.
 
2013-06-21 09:08:11 AM  
I'm glad Nextwave got a mention here.  Great farking series.
 
2013-06-21 09:12:44 AM  

James!: I'm glad Nextwave got a mention here.  Great farking series.


If you disagreed, we would have to kick you.  And then you would explode.

I'd give a lot to have another run of it.
 
2013-06-21 09:23:11 AM  

KhamanV: James!: I'm glad Nextwave got a mention here.  Great farking series.

If you disagreed, we would have to kick you.  And then you would explode.

I'd give a lot to have another run of it.


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2013-06-21 09:38:05 AM  
The thing about Doctor Strange is, if you really want to do the character justice, you need to give the entire audience of each showing a couple of tabs of LSD and the whole thing has to be shot in angles with psychedelic lighting.  In mandatory 3D.

And it would be the highest grossing movie of all time.
 
2013-06-21 09:38:40 AM  
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If I can't get him as an older Oliver Queen I will take him as Dr. Strange.

Dr. Strange needs to be older than your average superhero! World renounced surgeon then has to travel the world to find the Ancient One and then master the mystic arts. You don't do all of that by the age of 25! Cumberbatch could do it. But they would have to age him up and why bother with that? He is hot right now and would cost a nice chunk of change to cast, then you have to throw in for the SyFy and make up to age him. Too much trouble and expense.
 
2013-06-21 09:48:44 AM  

ClintonKun: RoyFokker'sGhost: ClintonKun: I think it's a fairly safe bet that Marvel is gonna try to snag Benedict Cumberbatch for the role of Doctor Strange.

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No. I don't think he'd look good with either the 70's/80's porn-stache look, or the VanDyke beard look.

On the other hand....


[img.fark.net image 640x360]

...is all good to go.

Hmm, good choice. Though they'd have to catch him between seasons, he's gonna be pretty busy with GoT for the next few years.


if Robert Downey junior is between Sherlock Holmes movies, he'd be perfect.

/yeah, I know
//looking forward to being disappointed by this
///now where's the Groo movie starting Will Sasso?
 
2013-06-21 10:05:30 AM  
Quite frankly I don't see how Hollywood wouldn't mess this up.

They are only just starting to figure out these genres without making them schlock.
- Superheroes
- Fantasy
- Magic (obvious magic...not "stand-out" magic)

Doctor Strange, while I love his character and environ, has always been a hard one to write for, even for comic writers.

They'd likely have to give the writing reins to a good comic writer and a director that loves/knows comics.
Perhaps Kevin Smith...if you gave him the order to keep it darker/grim...not as much comedy.  (but still banter and some humor could be nice breaks)

Heh, tell Kevin Smith to pretend he's Guillermo del Toro.

You'll need someone young enough to do the action scenes and be around for any sequels.

I see many on the web are noting Justin Theroux, he'd be good.
He played a good evil sorcerer in "Your Highness"
 
2013-06-21 10:16:14 AM  
/reads article...

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/Seriously DC/WB, this is how you generate buzz
 
2013-06-21 10:18:29 AM  

rogue49: They are only just starting to figure out these genres without making them schlock.


I think Doctor Strange should be a little schlocky. Embrace the cheese of the character.

I have only one request, really. In the name of all that does not suck:  do not make this an origin story. Just hit the ground running. Strange is the Sorcerer Supreme. He's already saved the world a few times, but mostly he spends his days in quiet contemplation of the mystic arts. Then shove him into a situation that's alien even to him, and watch it all fall apart.
 
2013-06-21 10:19:41 AM  

ClintonKun: I think it's a fairly safe bet that Marvel is gonna try to snag Benedict Cumberbatch for the role of Doctor Strange.

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Please, God, NO.

Don't get me wrong- I think that dude is awesome.  The Sherlock Holmes thing he does is great.  I just don't see him as Doctor Strange.

Casting this one will be easy to fark up and damn tough to get right.
 
2013-06-21 10:21:46 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: [img594.imageshack.us image 705x600]

If I can't get him as an older Oliver Queen I will take him as Dr. Strange.

Dr. Strange needs to be older than your average superhero! World renounced surgeon then has to travel the world to find the Ancient One and then master the mystic arts. You don't do all of that by the age of 25! Cumberbatch could do it. But they would have to age him up and why bother with that? He is hot right now and would cost a nice chunk of change to cast, then you have to throw in for the SyFy and make up to age him. Too much trouble and expense.


The thing that helps Dr. Strange is that (I'm assuming here) by his early/mid 30s he's a world-renowned (but selfish, arrogant) surgeon when the accident happens.  By the time he becomes Master of the Mystic Arts, (by his birth certificate) he's in his mid/late 40s but thanks to magic, he's slowly aging from his mid 30s.

So any actor in his 30s/40s would do.
 
2013-06-21 10:22:50 AM  
ClintonKun:
Hmm, good choice. Though they'd have to catch him between seasons, he's gonna be pretty busy with GoT for the next few years.

You're assuming that GRRM is going to have the new book out in two years. But, all kidding aside, he could fit in shooting Doctor Strange between seasons; Littlefinger isn't acharacter that gets a ton of screentime anyways.


rogue49:

They'd likely have to give the writing reins to a good comic writer and a director that loves/knows comics.
Perhaps Kevin Smith...if you gave him the order to keep it darker/grim...not as much comedy.  (but still banter and some humor could be nice breaks)


Neil Gaiman. He'd be perfect to deliver an outstanding script and would pack the theaters on his name alone.
 
2013-06-21 10:28:45 AM  

t3knomanser: rogue49: They are only just starting to figure out these genres without making them schlock.

I think Doctor Strange should be a little schlocky. Embrace the cheese of the character.

I have only one request, really. In the name of all that does not suck:  do not make this an origin story. Just hit the ground running. Strange is the Sorcerer Supreme. He's already saved the world a few times, but mostly he spends his days in quiet contemplation of the mystic arts. Then shove him into a situation that's alien even to him, and watch it all fall apart.


Uh, why?  As far as Sorcerer Supreme, let that sit towards the second movie with a hint of how the Ancient One will die in the first.  To me, the origin story isn't that bad, just has to be updated/reimagined.
 
2013-06-21 10:30:38 AM  

Rwa2play: The thing that helps Dr. Strange is that (I'm assuming here) by his early/mid 30s he's a world-renowned (but selfish, arrogant) surgeon when the accident happens. By the time he becomes Master of the Mystic Arts, (by his birth certificate) he's in his mid/late 40s but thanks to magic, he's slowly aging from his mid 30s.

So any actor in his 30s/40s would do.



The Ancient One looks ancient so I dont know if the mystic arts would make him look younger. And this need not be a plot point! Dr. Strange doesn't need to look like he walked off an Abercrombie and Fitch ad.
 
mhd
2013-06-21 10:31:08 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Dr. Strange needs to be older than your average superhero! World renounced surgeon then has to travel the world to find the Ancient One and then master the mystic arts. You don't do all of that by the age of 25!


30-ish sound about right. You don't need to practice surgery for decades to become world famous, so you probably need to do about as much traveling and learning as Bruce Wayne did. Okay, you need the gray temples and Ioan Gruffudd was a bit too young-ish looking when he sported his as Reed Richards, so I'd go for an mid-thirties to mid-forties actor. Brosnan is, what, 60-something?
 
2013-06-21 10:36:00 AM  

Rwa2play: To me, the origin story isn't that bad, just has to be updated/reimagined.


Origin stories, as a rule,  are bad. It's nothing to do with the origin itself, but the arc of every origin story is essentially the same. And for a character like Doctor Strange, it's even worse, because what makes Doctor Strange interesting is his unusual and bizarre powers. If one is to turn Doctor Strange into a movie, we should build the most interesting Doctor Strange story, which means we should see his powers at their height.

A more interesting character arc is pulling this powerful wizard from a place where he's hesitant to use his powers because he recognizes the danger. He spends his days in quiet contemplation. Then he gets shaken out of it by events beyond his control. We don't see him learning to use magic, or if we do, it's flashbacks.
 
2013-06-21 10:38:38 AM  

t3knomanser: rogue49: They are only just starting to figure out these genres without making them schlock.

I think Doctor Strange should be a little schlocky. Embrace the cheese of the character.

I have only one request, really. In the name of all that does not suck:  do not make this an origin story. Just hit the ground running. Strange is the Sorcerer Supreme. He's already saved the world a few times, but mostly he spends his days in quiet contemplation of the mystic arts. Then shove him into a situation that's alien even to him, and watch it all fall apart.


Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man don't ever need an origin story again. They're ingrained enough in pop culture. Dr Strange needs an origin story because no one outside of a tiny comic-reading audience has any idea who he is.
 
2013-06-21 10:39:07 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Rwa2play: The thing that helps Dr. Strange is that (I'm assuming here) by his early/mid 30s he's a world-renowned (but selfish, arrogant) surgeon when the accident happens. By the time he becomes Master of the Mystic Arts, (by his birth certificate) he's in his mid/late 40s but thanks to magic, he's slowly aging from his mid 30s.

So any actor in his 30s/40s would do.


The Ancient One looks ancient so I dont know if the mystic arts would make him look younger.


At the time of his death, he was 600 years old and could barely walk; yet "looked" like he was 100 years old.

And this need not be a plot point! Dr. Strange doesn't need to look like he walked off an Abercrombie and Fitch ad.

Oh god yes~!  He does need to look youngish middle-age however.
 
2013-06-21 10:41:53 AM  

Crudbucket: Dr Strange needs an origin story because no one outside of a tiny comic-reading audience has any idea who he is.


Honestly, I've read Doctor Strange, and I don't actually know his origin story. I never cared, because it really doesn't matter. He's a powerful wizard in the modern day who had some really farked up, psychedelic adventures, especially in the 70s. That's all you really need to know.
 
mhd
2013-06-21 10:42:42 AM  
I thought the "magical martial arts" origin story of the recent animated movie wasn't too bad.

The biggest problem is probably differentiating the first part from the Batman Begins monastery scenes.

I just really hope that they're going for weird extra-dimensional stuff with Kirby-esque visuals, but I thought the same about FF.
 
2013-06-21 10:43:28 AM  

t3knomanser: Rwa2play: To me, the origin story isn't that bad, just has to be updated/reimagined.

Origin stories, as a rule,  are bad. It's nothing to do with the origin itself, but the arc of every origin story is essentially the same. And for a character like Doctor Strange, it's even worse, because what makes Doctor Strange interesting is his unusual and bizarre powers. If one is to turn Doctor Strange into a movie, we should build the most interesting Doctor Strange story, which means we should see his powers at their height.

A more interesting character arc is pulling this powerful wizard from a place where he's hesitant to use his powers because he recognizes the danger. He spends his days in quiet contemplation. Then he gets shaken out of it by events beyond his control. We don't see him learning to use magic, or if we do, it's flashbacks.


I direct you to this:

Crudbucket: Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man don't ever need an origin story again. They're ingrained enough in pop culture. Dr Strange needs an origin story because no one outside of a tiny comic-reading audience has any idea who he is.


I agree; Doctor Strange's story needs to be told from the ground up ala "Iron Man" to witness and understand the motivations of the character and the why he transforms from selfish, arrogant surgeon to mystical defender of the Earth.
 
2013-06-21 10:44:03 AM  

mhd: I just really hope that they're going for weird extra-dimensional stuff with Kirby-esque visuals, but I thought the same about FF.


I think the FF movies would have been better served by going the Monster Comic route. It should have been more like a kaiju movie.
 
2013-06-21 10:46:22 AM  

Rwa2play: why he transforms from selfish, arrogant surgeon to mystical defender of the Earth.


As I stated: I don't know why, and I like the character. That's never seemed like an interesting question to me. I think delving too deeply into that question would ground the film too heavily in reality, which is death for a character like Strange. Grounded is the exact opposite of what you want.
 
2013-06-21 10:48:55 AM  

Dr. Whoof: The thing about Doctor Strange is, if you really want to do the character justice, you need to give the entire audience of each showing a couple of tabs of LSD and the whole thing has to be shot in angles with psychedelic lighting.  In mandatory 3D.

And it would be the highest grossing movie of all time.


Seriously! A few Marvel guys said the ideas for his stories came about after they kept dropping acid and going for walks around Manhattan at night. Working at Marvel in the 70's must have been almost as fun as working at Mad Magazine.
 
2013-06-21 10:50:38 AM  
I like the flashbacks idea for the life before the temple. But we need to establish Baron Mordo and why they hate each other. But this can be done in the first 20-30 minutes.


oh and:

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come on! It's a comic book movie thread, I can't help myself
 
2013-06-21 10:53:11 AM  

t3knomanser: Rwa2play: why he transforms from selfish, arrogant surgeon to mystical defender of the Earth.

As I stated: I don't know why, and I like the character. That's never seemed like an interesting question to me. I think delving too deeply into that question would ground the film too heavily in reality, which is death for a character like Strange. Grounded is the exact opposite of what you want.


Okay then, in that case it should be more like "Man of Steel" in terms of flashbacks as to why.

You and I are going to have to disagree on this; I feel that it needs that origin story in order for people to understand why Stephen becomes a sorcerer.
 
2013-06-21 10:55:06 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I like the flashbacks idea for the life before the temple. But we need to establish Baron Mordo and why they hate each other. But this can be done in the first 20-30 minutes.


oh and:

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come on! It's a comic book movie thread, I can't help myself


I'd like to be her student. ^_^

Also: the Clea/Strange relationship's gonna be a fun mindfark for people who've never read them.  Clea/Strange is a May/December relationship in two ways.
 
2013-06-21 11:10:00 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I like the flashbacks idea for the life before the temple. But we need to establish Baron Mordo and why they hate each other. But this can be done in the first 20-30 minutes.


oh and:



come on! It's a comic book movie thread, I can't help myself


please, let's be reasonable.

like a woman could ever be a doctor.
 
mhd
2013-06-21 11:16:05 AM  

t3knomanser: I think the FF movies would have been better served by going the Monster Comic route. It should have been more like a kaiju movie.


Either that or the "traveling science family" approach, with some occasional butt-kicking. Incidentally, both genres that are firmly rooted in the 50s.
 
2013-06-21 11:17:22 AM  

mcmnky: please, let's be reasonable.

like a woman could ever be a doctor.



This is a fantasy world, roll with it!

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i kid i kid ..
 
2013-06-21 11:40:49 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: mcmnky: please, let's be reasonable.

like a woman could ever be a doctor.


This is a fantasy world, roll with it!




i kid i kid ..


if I keep posting snarky/sexist comments, do I get more sexy Doctors?

it's worth a shot.

A female doctor? That would be strange!
 
2013-06-21 01:17:18 PM  

AdrienVeidt: ClintonKun: I think it's a fairly safe bet that Marvel is gonna try to snag Benedict Cumberbatch for the role of Doctor Strange.

Guh, fail.

The discussion about who should play Dr. Stephen Strange, starts and ends with: Oded Fehr.


totally agree.  It probably helps that he voiced Dr. Fate in the Justice League cartoon.  It just seems like he's got a great accent for mysticism
 
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