Who Will Play The Ancient One?

AncientOneOkay, here is the latest rumor on the Doctor Strange movie. Latino Review is saying that three actors are being considered for the role of the Ancient One. Previously we were told that this would not be an origin story. So how much of a role the Ancient One is remains to be seen. Also there was a tease over a month ago from director Scott Derrickson about the graphic novel Doctor Strange: Into Shamballa where the Ancient One is already gone and a trip back to his home leads to the Doctor meeting the Lords of Shamballa.

So the three names that are rumored to play the potentially small but important role are: Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy and Morgan Freeman. The choice of Watanabe wouldn't surprise anyone and would please most. Nighy would also be a good choice. Freeman would only seem right if they were making it a large role.

Now, outside of the above rumor is the fact that Al Pacino who has said he would do a Marvel movie and we are getting reports that he has met with Kevin Feige… I think he would be an interesting Ancient One.

Whether these rumors are true or not, now we can now spend the weekend thinking of Freeman and Pacino saying, "By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth!"

Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch hits theaters November 4th, 2016.

[Source: Latino Review]

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.