Marvel Wanted To Hire Johnny Depp As Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange But It Never Materialised?

Johnny Depp was once rumored to be in talks with Marvel for Doctor Strange (Photo Credits: Movie Stills, IMDb)

Johnny Depp was once in talks to join Marvel as Doctor Strange. While there were several bankable actors under the MCU banner, most notably Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, they were looking for another to take over that position once RDJ exited.

Although we do know that the role of the magician eventually went to Benedict Cumberbatch, who starred in his second standalone MCU thin crust As a superhero, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. But Depp was once rumored for the role. Currently, the actor is busy with the ongoing defamation suit against Amber Heard. In the meantime, we have brought an interesting news for you from the past.

Back in 2014, two years before the first Doctor Strange film was released, Variety reported that Johnny Depp was in very early discussions with Marvel to play the eccentric wizard Steven Strange. Before losing his role in Pirates of the Caribbean, Fantastic Beasts, and more, Depp was one of the biggest stars in the world. Hollywood, While he still remains, look at the traction his case against Amber Heard is getting.

Reports said that Marvel was looking for a new superhero to join the ranks of Iron Man, Thor, etc. The plan was to introduce Doctor Strange through a solo film, and before it went to Benedict Cumberbatch, the authorities thought of Johnny Depp. The actor was already a part of Disney through its Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Talking about JD, the $50 million defamation case against Amber Heard is creating a lot of buzz around the world. Fans are lined up in front of the court and some are spending lakhs to see it in person.

If Johnny Depp would have gotten the role of Doctor Strange, it makes us wonder, would Marvel have fired him after the allegations made by Amber Heard?

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