I don’t even know who DOCTOR STRANGE is, really. I think he was in a few issues of Spider-Man that I read as a boy. He has cool hair and his cape is always billowing. He seems to strike a lot of mystic poses. I’m making this blog post because I contribute to the website that is breaking this latest Marvel casting news and I want to show solidarity.
According to my friends at This Is Infamous: JON HAMM WILL PLAY DOCTOR STRANGE.
I admire their certainty. For those that think it’s too early in the film’s production process (or lack there of) I just want to point out that when Hamm comes off of Mad Men in 2015, he’s going to be one of hottest free agents in town. It’s fun to talk like Variety. It’s really not surprising that anyone with a franchise opportunity for him would want to lock his schedule down. Some are dismissing this as rumor because supposedly the script is getting a major retooling but that could make sense. The earliest rumors of the film had DOCTOR STRANGE as a younger man. Maybe the new draft is meant to bring it more in line with the forty-two year old Hamm? Maybe they need to add a scene at the proctologist?
Anyway, I trust that my friends are right with this exclusive and I hope between now and movie, the casting sticks because I like Jon Hamm as Don Draper and this way I can pretend that no matter how Mad Men ends, Don will live on… in space.