Marvel Studios President Keven Feige was recently interviewed by IGN about a variety of things marvel, and the long in development Doctor Strange movie was discussed. you can check out some highlights below and the whole interview at the link.
On the Johnny Depp as Doctor Strange rumor, are they looking for a star to play Strange?
“No, no (Depp has not been approached). When you have a project that’s been around as long as Doctor Strange, there is sometimes, “Oh, I’ve met with Stan about this! Or I did that!” So Strange is one of those projects that predates me by a long shot. Obviously, the character does, but even in its cinematic brewing. So there’s a lot of things that have happened before me, and I’ve been here 14 years. So that’s a long time ago. I don’t know if that happened then.
You know, I would say that we’re pretty transparent, right? Doctor Strange would be our — well, depending on when we make it, it could be our 13th, 14th, 15th movie, right? I think if you’re looking to track our decision-making and how we’ve done things, we have a pretty wide track record now where you can sort of see. So, no, a movie star is not required, but that doesn’t mean a movie star wouldn’t be great. It just depends.”
Who are they looking at to direct the Strange movie?
“Well, that article (from The Hollywood Reporter) was true that we’re meeting a lot of people now. That article was not true about who we’re meeting or what level anybody is. But we’re actively looking. We always look at a wide range of people with a wide range of backgrounds. There’s only one criteria: do something that we think is really cool.”