Doctor Strange movie: Star Wars lead rumoured

Is Star Wars’ favourite Jedi in the running for Marvel’s on-screen Sorcerer Supreme?

Doctor Strange as he appears in the Marvel comics
Doctor Strange as he appears in the Marvel comics

Following in the footsteps of Joaquin Phoenix, Star Wars prequel trilogy and Big Fish star Ewan McGregor is rumoured to be the latest choice for the role of Doctor Stephen Strange.

According to a report by Badass Digest, McGregor has been prepping role the role, first teased in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi

At least looks-wise, McGregor doesn’t exactly spring to mind when considering potential candidates for the role. However, he’s known for taking on a variety of roles, with any number of impressive performances to choose from.

Big-budget comic-book movies are a new territory for him, but we for one would look forward to seeing what he brings to the table – providing that he’s actually cast, of course.

Doctor Strange will be released in cinemas on 8 July 2016. For more on the comics that have inspired the movie, pick up our 100 All-Time Greatest Comics bookazine now!