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The rumor mill be grinding about some interesting developments on two big superhero movies: Justice League and Thor: The Dark World.

On the subject of the latter, ScreenRant is reporting that there will be a special appearance by another Marvel superhero in the next solo adventure of the God of Thunder, in the person of none other than Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme.

And this will be no mere cameo a la Hawkeye’s appearance in the first Thor, as according to the website Dr. Strange will “be playing a big part in ‘all three acts’ of the film.” The role would see Strange ally himself with Thor love interest Jane Foster, pursuing his own interest in astronomy and Norse mythology. In other words, it would be quite the departure from the character’s established origin: a surgeon who ruins his hands and finds his true destiny as the most powerful sorcerer in this dimension.

It’s hard to believe that so close to production on Thor: The Dark World, this is the first we’ve heard of this story element; especially with the rumored casting of Viggo Mortensen as Strange. Although it would be interesting to see another Marvel character brought in to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I doubt that the Powers That Be at Marvel Studios would take a potential marquee character like Dr. Strange and contort him so totally to fit into the story of Thor. This rumor is definitely suspect.

In other news, Comic Book Movie is saying that an anonymous source told them that Warner Bros is exploring the idea of including the Main Man, Czarnian bounty hunter Lobo, in its Justice League movie. A solo Lobo movie is already in production with Journey 2 director Brad Peyton in charge and starring Dwayne Johnson in the title role, but is Warner trying to combine them both to double their chances of launching successful franchises? I doubt it. The tone of Lobo and Justice League are just too different. Could Lobo appear in a Justice League movie? Sure, as a cameo or an Easter Egg, but not as either a protagonist or antogonist.

More news as it develops.

Source: MTV Splash Page

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