Marvel Wanted To Hire Johnny Depp As Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange But It Never Materialised?

The actor was already a part of Disney through his Pirates of the Caribbean franchise

Johnny Depp was once in talks for joining Marvel as Doctor Strange

While the MCU includes a slew of bankable performers, most notably Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man,

After RDJ's departure, they were looking for someone to fill his place.

Though we know that ultimately the sorcerer’s role went to Benedict Cumberbatch

who just starred in his second standalone MCU film as the superhero

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

However, Depp was originally linked to the part. The actor is currently occupied with the ongoing defamation case against Amber Heard.

Amid the chatter around that, we bring you an interesting piece of news from the past.

Back in 2014, two years before the first Doctor Strange film was released

Before losing his role in Pirates of the Caribbean, Fantastic Beasts, and more, Depp was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood