October 29, 2008 08:10:01 GMT
Words are, the two-time Batman depicter, Christian Bale, is being considered to take the titular role of Marvel's 'Dr. Strange'.
Christian Bale could be trading his Batman gears with another superhero costume. Australia's LiveNews has sparked rumors that the 34-year-old star is most likely to portray Dr. Stephen Vincent Strange, a former surgeon turned powerful sorcerer, in the earlier proposed comic book adaptation film, "Dr. Strange".
Suggesting that Bale is the studio's first choice for the part, the publication went on by quoting a source, "Christian is hot property right now, courtesy of Batman. Doctor Strange is a very different kind of hero to Batman and it's felt Christian is the sort of actor who can make the part work on screen." Still, LiveNews noted that no deal has been signed yet on this casting possibility.
Bale recently struck gold when the latest superhero movie he stars in, "The Dark Knight", blasted off, becoming the second highest grossing film of all time and collecting $991.3 million worldwide. His film credits included "3:10 to Yuma", "Rescue Dawn" and "Batman Begins". He will next be seen starring as John Connor in the fourth "Terminator" movie, "Terminator Salvation".
On the "Dr. Strange" project itself, the movie is yet to have its script, director or definite plan. Previously, Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige only mentioned the possibility of the movie being developed in his response to the question of the studio's future plan after delivering "The Avengers".