4:45 pm EDT, June 4, 2014

Jared Leto rumored to star in Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’

Marvel’s Doctor Strange landed its director last night and today Jared Leto has been rumored to be in the running to star in the film.

Sinister director Scott Derrickson revealed on twitter last night that his next movie will be “STRANGE.” He’ll be taking the helm of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s 1963 comic Doctor Strange.

Now it’s rumored that Academy Award-winning actor Jared Leto could be playing the role of Doctor Strange. The neurosurgeon serves as the Sorcerer Supreme protecting Earth against any threats via his incredibly magical powers and martial arts.

While we’ve known about the Doctor Strange adaptation for some time, this is the first time we’re hearing about potential cast.

Johnny Depp was actually rumored to play Doctor Strange at one point nearly a year ago when the film was announced, but that’s much less likely to happen than Leto snagging the role.

Leto is an interesting choice and while he may not look the part, we imagine he could pull it off with his massive ability seen in last year’s Dallas Buyers Club, which won him his Oscar.

Let us know what you think of Leto potentially playing Doctor Strange in Marvel’s film adaptation which is set to hit theaters in 2016.

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