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Edgar Ramirez Reveals He’s ‘Talking’ With Scott Derrickson About ‘Doctor Strange’


Actor Edgar Ramirez had nothing but praise for Deliver Us From Evil writer/director Scott Derrickson, telling SPINOFF ONLINE he’s been “a huge fan” of the filmmaker’s work since The Exorcism of Emily Rose. It’s little surprise then that the duo is looking beyond the horror film, which opens July 2, to Derrickson’s next project: Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

“We’re talking,” Ramirez revealed to “We’ve been talking.”

Granted, “talking” isn’t the same as “in talks”; discussions may never progress beyond that. However, considering that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced just last week that he expects to begin casting “ probably in the next month or two,” the timing is certainly right for tentative initial conversations.

“Doctor Strange’s” Scott Derrickson Puts Characters First in “Deliver Us From Evil”

Strange is very, very important, not just because it’s an amazing character study, and a journey of a man who’s gone from this very arrogant surgeon to somebody who is quite zen and literally keeps all of reality together on a daily basis,” Feige told the crowd at CineEurope in Barcelona, “but it also is going to open up a whole other side of storytelling for our movies.”

Ramirez, who earned critical acclaim for his portrayal of Carlos the Jackal in the 2010 film Carlos, also appeared in Wrath of the Titans, Zero Dark Thirty and The Counselor. He was tapped just last month to replace Gerard Butler in the Point Break remake.

Marvel last week hired original Prometheus screenwriter Jon Spaihts to pen a new draft of Doctor Strange. Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jared Leto reportedly the frontrunners for the title role, which would make Ramirez who? Baron Mordo, maybe?

Production is set to begin next spring.


  • demoncat_4

    and if he does not wind up as strange marvel should tap him as baron mondo then but hope they take a chance and go with him for strange instead of maybe jared letto. or try and get the busy cummberbatch.

  • lewis4510

    Cumberbatch being so much in demand might preclude him from being tied to a multiple picture contract. Leto looks like he’s going to be in Brilliance so that probably eliminates him from contention. Out of the three frontrunners Hardy is the wild card.

  • Katarzyna Skop

    Considering that Cumberbatch, Hardy and Leto are all not good choices for Strange, I’d say Ramirez could be him.

  • demoncat_4

    and if both Cumberbatch and jared looking that they could soon be too busy to maybe step up and play in the marvel film verse. hardy is proably going to wind up the front runner and number one on marvels list we will see

  • theguywhotyped

    Ioan Gruffudd would be perfect as Dr. Strange!

  • bitter_trekkie

    Leto bowed out of Brilliance just recently. Interesting timing, no?

    I say: Leto for Strange, Ramirez for Mordo.