Disney Marvel is hard at work developing their next stage in the cinematic universe. Dr. Strange is one of the most important pieces in this next phase, and so the casting is, to put it mildly, pivotal. So as they always are, Marvel is making strides towards the correct cast or the upcoming Dr. Strange, and we now may have our next star in the film.

Tilda Swinton is reportedly in negotiations to star as The Ancient One. A little background on the character. Essentially The Ancient One is a mystic Tibetan god like individual that mentors Steven Strange when he first encounters the world of magic. Little background Tilda Swinton (as if that were needed), she is a prominent actress that has had significant roles in films such as Snowpiercer, The Chronicles of Narnia, Constantine, The Beach, and most recently The Grand Budapest Hotel.

One thing Marvel does well is recruiting talent. Tilda Swinton is one the single most visually striking fiercely talented actresses to ever grace the screen. She transforms in all of her roles, and her ability to bend the line between gender to fit any role possible is truly a unique and wholly special gift. At first glance this is a genius move, but the problem here lies with the controversial decision to cast a white female actress in a role where the source material calls for an Asian male. There simply are not a bevy of roles for an Asian actor/actress, especially in the comic book film genre, so the idea that you take one of the iconic Asian roles and hand it over to a European white women is bound to ruffle some feathers.


Tilda Swinton doesn’t quite look like the comic book version of The Ancient One.

Marvel has shown time and time again that they are not limiting themselves to the source material and are going to do what they feel is best for the film and franchise no matter what. This has worked pretty well for them thus far, as they have been pretty successful to say the least. Say what you will about the political correctness of the casting, but Tilda Swinton is still a phenomenal talent, and if this is confirmed she will make a tremendous edition to a great story.

So what do you guys out in Bro Nation think of the casting? You excited for the upcoming Dr. Strange film? Drop a comment and let’s start a discussion.