Tilda Swinton Up For Ancient One Role In Doctor Strange

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Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer) is close to finalizing a deal with Marvel Studios to play the Ancient One in the Doctor Strange movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Ancient One is Doctor Strange's mentor, the previous Sorcerer Supreme, and also the man who trained the film's rumored villain, Baron Mordo.

If a deal gets done, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Moonrise Kingdom actress will be mentoring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock). It will also mean that the Tibetan mystic will be going through a gender swap as the Ancient One is a male character in the comics

Doctor Strange is scheduled to begin filming this November and will be directed by Scott Derrickson. The film will open in theaters November 4, 2016.

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  1. but she's white. sigh STOP IT HOLLYWOOD

    • HartThorn
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    I am torn. Love me some Tilda Swinton, but seriously... could they not find a suitably otherworldly ASIAN actress?

  2. I half face palmed, half rejoiced. The gender swap is SWEET. The whitewashing, not so much.

    • HartThorn
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    RWGriswold said ... (original post)

    She's not white, she's British...

    Don que?

    • HartThorn
    • 716 Posts in 22 Months

    RWGriswold said ... (original post)

    Sometimes my humor only amuses me, I guess... 

    Oh thank god. For half a second I thought you were serious.

    Points to Griswold-dor

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