Before Benedict Cumberbatch was cast as the lead in Marvel’s Doctor Strange, several actors were linked to the role of the Sorcerer Supreme, including Johnny Depp, Jared Leto, Justin Theroux, Ethan Hawke, Keanu Reeves and Ryan Gosling. And, thanks to illustrator Court Chu, we’ve got a look at some early pre-production concept art showing how Gosling could have appeared as the Master of the Mystic Arts; take a look here…
Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.
Doctor Strange sees Scott Derrickson (Sinister) directing a cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as Stephen Strange, Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer) as The Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as Baron Mordo, Benedict Wong (The Martian) as Wong, Rachel McAdams (True Detective) as Christine Palmer, Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) as Kaecilius, Benjamin Bratt (The Infiltrator) as Jonathan Pangborn and Scott Adkins (Ninja: Shadow of a Tear) as Lucian.
Via Comic Book