Monday, April 4, 2011

Patrick Dempsey Wants To Be 'The Sorcerer Supreme'

The 'Grey's Anatomy' star has been rumored to the role of Dr. Strange since last year's ComiCon. And in a recent interview with HeroComplex, “I’ve been lobbying for that,” the 45-year-old actor said. “There’s a whole bunch of people [among the 'Grey's' crew] who are into comics and Marvel, too, on the set and they’re like, ‘Doctor Strange, that’s the one you should do.’ It would be fantastic. It’d be a great TV show, especially for HBO or something like that. I don’t know if I’d necessarily do another show, a drama, that’s 24 episodes again. HBO you’re at 13 and I think that’s much better. It’s just so hard to sustain the quality after three years if you’re doing 24, 25 episodes a year. It all depends on who you have as a writing team — it’s how you set it up, what’s the tone and making sure you’re not locked into this one-season success [mentality], you can’t be afraid to think beyond that.”

As one of the highest paid stars on television, Dempsey has been looking to modify his on screen image with a prominent role in this Summer's 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon' as "a darker role then others and significant to the plot." He also produced and starred in 'Flypaper', a bank heist comedy that premiered at this year's Sundance.

Now while there has been several attempts in the past, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios assures fans that he is a priority character, on top of a short list of others to get on screen. Including but not exclusive to Black Panther and Luke Cage. Screenwriters Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer were even hired on to put together a working script.

“He knows what’s going on." Speaking of Kevin Feige, "I mean, it’s something that’s kind of out there and, you know, I’ve been looking at that. It would be a fun one to do. Hopefully, doing something like ‘Transformers’ is about to show myself in an action situation where I’m not mister-weepy-doctor guy, you know, not McDreamy. You have to change that in people’s view. I’m still hungry for other things. I’d love to play Doctor Strange.

Check out Dr. Strange's backstory at Marvel Universe

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