“Full Metal Jacket” actor Matthew Modine has expressed a desire to take on the role as Dr. Strange. The actor took to Twitter and posted a picture of the character and captioning it:
“#Marvel I’d like to play #DoctorStrange – let’s make this happen.”
Some might agree that the 54-year-old actor is a bad fit for Dr. Strange, but he has some experience in the comic book movie genre. Modine played Deputy Commissioner Peter Foley in 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises”, which also sparked some controversial comments from the actor while promoting the Batman movie.
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Here are some comments from his Twitter account about The Dark Knight Rises vs. The Avengers:
Modine: “And if we’re talking actor – mano a mano – sorry downey – bale destroys you in less than one round.”
Modine: “me too-not interested in avengers. #batman ala Nolan is dark and human. relatable. avengers is cartoon fantasy-nice kid flick”
Modine: #DKR’s has annie hathaway. her get-up, piping-hot @ she’s got high kicks and a bad ass motorbike. what’s scarlett got?”
Modine: “it would take 6 #Marvel characters to beat one #DC character”
Modine: “batman would tear off ironman’s head and s**t down his neck. well, actually B. Wayne wouldn’t, because he’s got real class.”
Modine may have blown his opportunity by posting comments of this nature back in 2012.
For those of you unfamiliar with Dr. Strange, check out the character description courtesy of Comicvine:
“Dr. Stephen Strange was once a gifted, but egotistical, surgeon who sought out the Ancient One to heal his hands after they were wounded in a car accident. Instead, the Ancient One trained him to become Master of the Mystic Arts and the Sorcerer Supreme of Earth.”
Source: darkknightnews.com, comicbookmovie.com