Before Benedict Cumberbatch was officially announced as playing Stephen Strange, it seemed like every actor was up for the role. (Seriously. There was a new rumor every week, it seemed.) One of the names that got mentioned a lot was Ewan McGregor. Of course, not every name that was mentioned was actually in contention for the role, but a few actors have spoken out about how close they came to signing on.
While at Sundance, MTV had the chance to ask him about his name being thrown out there for DOCTOR STRANGE, and what he has to say is pretty interesting:
Be sure to watch the full interview below. It's worth a listen.
“I was intrigued by it, and I like the idea of creating a superhero character,” McGregor noted. “Why wouldn’t you? Very nice. But it was fun to be in the mix for a little while.”