A wonky rumor is going around that Christian Bale is the frontrunner to play Dr. Strange:
The actor – who has played Batman in both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight – is said to be the number one choice to play Dr Strange in movie studio Marvel’s latest comic book adaptation.
A source said: “Christian is hot property right now, courtesy of Batman. Doctor Strange is a very different kind of hero to Batman and it’s felt Christian is the sort of actor who can make the part work on screen.
“It is understood a deal could be struck in the coming weeks.”
Excuse me, it is understood that this is just a rotten idea! Bale is allowed to play John Connor becaue it’s a different genre — that of robot-tinged apocalyptic future films — but he cannot play a Marvel superhero. That is just wrong! Christian, you might be having fun playing the Batman as a gravel-voiced psychotic, and sure, it’s fun to ride motorcycles and swing on Bat-ropes and all that, but one is enough! Don’t be greedy!
Who could play the Sorcerer Supreme? Come on, the answer is as obvious as the nose on Dormammu’s face: MAD MEN’s Jon Hamm!