Ewan McGregor is reportedly in running for Doctor Strange

Ewan McGregor Obi-Wan Strange

Joaquin Phoenix is out and Ewan McGregor is in, let the “Doctor Strange” rumors begin.

According to Badass Digest, they have a source telling them that “Star Wars” Actor Ewan McGregor is in the running to play “Doctor Strange.” While it is worth reporting, we’ve definitely seen first hand how these reports can go until there is official word.

Yesterday a new source contacted me and said that Ewan McGregor had been prepping for the role – doing the usual research actors do when looking at taking on an adaptation or existing character. I contacted one of my usual sources and asked if this was true, and I was told “They’re looking at him.”

I know some fans may be in an uproar, but I like the idea of Ewan McGregor playing “Doctor Strange.” He’s proven himself as a versatile actor and he’s definitely got experience as a man with superhuman powers. Cross some “Star Wars” Jedi mind powers with a little bit of “Trainspotting” craziness and we pretty much have a unique version of “Doctor Strange.”

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Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan and Doctor Strange?

So the flipside of Ewan McGregor as “Doctor Strange” is the effect it could have on “Star Wars.” Ewan McGregor has been recently rumored to star in a series of Obi-Wan spinoff films so having two iconic characters being played by the same actor could be a conflict for some audiences. Iconic characters have been portrayed by the same actor before but it takes a lot to achieve audience acceptance.

What do you think of a possible Ewan McGregor casting for Doctor Strange?


Author: Ryan

Ryan has been fascinated with film and pop culture since childhood. Throughout college he "played it safe" taking the more lucrative route of being a computer programmer while squeezing in film related courses where he could...but even during his post college career, he could never escape his true passion. After following one of his favorite blogs for a long time, he approached the site's Editor about writing and they reluctantly gave him a shot. He later became their Senior Writer which led to a variety of other projects, radio show appearances, features, and high profile celebrity interviews. Despite his success with blogging, he still wanted more so in order to expand his creative addiction, he merged his IT skills and blogging know-how to create FilmFad.com which has continued to grow into a creative Mecca of pop-culture fun and integrity.[email protected]   Film Fad

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