Tilda Swinton Says The Doctor Strange Deal Is Done

tilda-swintonA while back it was reported that actress Tilda Swinton was in talks to star opposite of Benedict Cumberbatch in the upcoming Marvel's Doctor Strange. No official announcement has been made, but the actress recently spoke to Screen Crush where she confirmed that the deal is done. Swinton will be playing the Ancient One, a role normally depicted as an elderly Asian man, but the general reaction to the casting news was overall positive.

They first asked if Swinton was still in talks to play the Ancient One to which the actress replied:

No no no, it's done. We're so far in talks that we're not talking any more [laughs]. It's done. The conversation has been had.

When asked why she wanted to be in the film, Swinton revealed she was a Marvel fan along with liking the concept:

I'm a Marvel fan and I think this particular world that Doctor Strange goes into is really, really, really exciting. I'm really interested as both an actor and a fan to see what's done in this particular world. The idea of playing The Ancient One is really just too tickling. I can't say no to that!

There is still no official confirmation from Marvel nor about the casting rumors of Chiwetel Ejiofer as Baron Mordo and Rachel McAdams as the love interest (possibly Clea). But the company is known for keeping things quite for as long as possible.

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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