The fight for Dr. Strange. Hollywood casting for movie role. Gosling lead favourite.

Ryan Gosling lead favourite to play Supreme Dr. Strange

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The battle is on to become Dr. Strange. Scores of Hollywood’s finest have bolstered into the race to become the new, dark and Earthly protector of the MARVEL machine. Lead candidates have been a swirl of interest including Keanu Reeves, Jared Leto, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Oscar Isaac, Ewan McGregor, Matthew McConaughey, Justin Theroux and frontrunner Ryan Gosling. Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch were also being mildly considered. McConaughey, Gosling, Hawke, Leto, Gyllenhaal, Isaac and McGregor comprise the final shortlist. The proposed casting for Joaquin Phoenix fell through, leading to an influx of suggestions to seize the hands on role. Gorgeous Gosling is hotly tipped to work his magic, but is he right for the role? Even more shocking what people didn’t know, is that months prior to Phoenix, veteran actor Matthew Modine was the leading choice. Gosling has fought off Johnny Deep in a coming Harry Houdini biopic and is leading a chance to star in DC Comics own Suicide Squad. Is this an attempt to steal the ever great Gosling to the rival brand? Whether it is or not, it would cement Gosling in place with the MARVEL hero house and keep him away from prying eyes, whilst raising and remaining a part of The Avengers squad, here and there.

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DC Comics are having a hard time of it lately, losing out to rival MARVEL and failing to provide interest. While it’s DC against MARVEL its also media involvement too. FOX and Rupert Murdoch’s News International are taking on MARVEL and Disney. Two of the biggest five companies in the world of media may just be slugging it out for superhero supremacy. Since launching the catastrophic Batman vs. Superman forthcoming Man of Steel sequel with a bundle of errors before production began and even well into it, DC may be doomed. It needs powerful people at the helm who know what to do as Zack Synder was given the go ahead based on his resume rather than his talent. Already he has bungled the show. Even casting and pushing Wonder Woman onto screens in a rushed moment has systematically broken the Justice League before it has began.

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Gosling for role?

Previously Gosling had turned down the role of Hal Jordan, The Green Lantern. Ryan Reynolds took that role. As hot and cool as Reynolds is, look how that turned out.

There is no greater joy than to become a hero on screen, but the consequences are vast. They can ruin your career if not thought through, clever casting and a meaty script offer.

Strange is said to be the most powerful humanoid in the Universe. With a description like that, it’s no doubt they want Gosling. For this alone, we would agree, R-Gos should get the role. Offer him a wealthy packet too, he deserves it. This also leads to another importance. Is Ryan Gosling now the most bankable and sought after star in Hollywood, often under-looked from the really big roles? Listen up MARVEL, get me on the set. Editor, casting, director, you name it. You won’t be disappointed. Gosling is fit for the role and can make it his own. Whilst some may disagree on first instance, we see what MARVEL sees. Give Gosling a chance, he is the best option on the table. He’ll be able to craft the role with careful change but embodiment of the hero persona. This is a rare talent that only a few in Hollywood can handle. At 33 years old, also in his prime, Gosling is one of them.

Scott Derrickson of The Exorcism of Emily Rose fame is likely to be directing.

Production is set to begin in 2015.

Dr. Strange is scheduled for a July 8th 2016 release.

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Is this the new Batman?

Batman Vs Superman!

It appears we may be having a new superhero battle on the way.

Two dueling might’s may collide in a Batman Vs Superman epic.

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Zack Synder, producer of recent Superman success Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill, is said to be behind the idea. He also recently held talks with actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, 47, tipped to play the new Caped Crusader. Morgan had previously worked with Synder and most know on the hero circuit as The Comedian in Watchmen.

Morgan has had numerous credits in TV and Film including Weeds, Grey’s Anatomy and co-starring with Penelope Cruz in Hollywood.

Cavill beat Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin and  Joe Manganiello for the role of Superman. Brolin is being tipped by others as the favourite to get the role.

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Fans allover the internet have gone wild for the craze, adding actors ranging from Michael C.Hall to Bradley Cooper and beyond. Even the Lex Luthor debate has begun.

Shortlist

Who could play and who would WE suggest for the role of the Gotham saviour?

The film is going to need someone who meets particular criteria. This is a level selection consisting of certain factors. They need to be young, able to work with the new Superman Cavill and therefore should be a fresher, modern hero than a pure Hollywood name, however there are a couple of exceptions to that rule. Below are a few names capable of taking the dark robe and shining yellow utility belt.

Should not come with already hero starring baggage. In translation, no one who has been a mainstream hero should switch to another.

Jake Gyllenhaal

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Too mainstream, too typecast and rather sweetly somber in attitude the role would not suit him, overall.

Ryan Gosling

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Gosling would be a decent choice, and a good back up should other names fall through but with his own commitments to filming his own movie and fresh from other roles, Gosling is taking downtime. This is good not to overdo his recent cinema entries. Time is vital to recoup. He doesn’t fit the full profile of a full on Batman, however.

Benedict Cumberbatch

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Fair choice but not needed and no place for curly haired Batman, even if he had a shave. Just doesn’t fit plus busy with other epics and Sherlock, but has earned a nomination.

Joseph Gordan-Levitt

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Too young, too sweet and lacking depth.

Karl Urban

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Doesn’t fit the role, look too scrawny and had hard connection as CIA agent in RED. Too wooden.

Wes Bentley

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New, fresh and has a look. Would need some strong screen tests for consideration. Smile, eyebrows and frown add to figure of the Batface. You may remember him as that ‘weirdo’ in American Beauty with the shopping bag and camera.

Michael Fassbender

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Has strong and technical skills for film. Dark, mysterious and intriguing. However questionable for a full on, all round Batman.

Gerard Butler

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Hot candidate here. Has sultry mood and stage presence with actions. Could be worthy of the cape.

Chris Pine

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Has a strong, young and fresh take on screen. Proved can hold his own in tight main role. Does he have enough to transfer those skills as Batman, though? Has other commitments for release but is worth a look for the younger generation.

Bradley Cooper

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Has the look, Hollywood name and sweetness with audience. Would be considerable but overall is a no. Just too dreamy and not strong as a hero. Some roles are not meant to be given if only requirement is to fulfill a dream on paper. Outstanding in other roles. Hype too heavy for Cooper as hero.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

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Is looking rather credible as a candidate. May add maturity to the role, but would need to present a strong modern take to enhance younger audiences.

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The search is also on for the super villain. Three more high worthy candidates are below.

Bryan Cranston

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Has a tender, troublesome and tense screenplay brought to life on camera. Another worthy choice.

Mark Strong

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Tipped as the one most likely Strong has kept super villain working well, last seen in Kick-Ass. Would be huge asset.

Idris Elba

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The only exception with a black gentleman highly gifted with onscreen talent. Highly rumoured to have been offered and turned down the role of Doctor Who, Elba, always in demand overseas would be an excellent choice. Also starring in super sleuth series Luther, he has the name written all over him.

The lead role of certain characters cannot be altered to present mutli-cultural society because the role just won’t work, only be about causing buzz for headlines and devalue the name of the hero. It would lose all credibility. It has nothing to do with race or gender as many assume is the cause of discussion, this sparked controversy from Twitter when discussing Doctor Who.

I don’t have to justify myself but I have numerous black and female friends as well as ‘migrants’ but I say what is right when everyone cannot be forthright to speak up for fear of being branded abusive in some manner. Caving into Political Correctness does not help the role or the movie grow and because center to a farce of media attack. Certain roles can, but there are a few such as James Bond, Doctor Who and superhero’s that cannot be altered. Changing them just for the sake of it rather than who is correct for a role is plain mindless. Choosing a superhero of such magnitude is a tall and distinct order.

Our top 5?

(in no order)

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Gerard Butler

Wes Bentley

Chris Pine

Ryan Gosling

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