Previously rumored to be played by Johnny Depp, the public is now speculating that Jon Hamm may be cast for the role of Doctor Strange.
Science Fiction.Com says, “With his hit AMC show ‘Mad Men’ coming to an end soon, he’d definitely be free to take on the role. Despite rumors that Marvel was looking for a younger actor to play the Avenger and Defender like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, it appears that they’re not afraid to go older if they found the right amount of star power, as they proved by speaking with Depp.”
Honestly, I think this is mostly all just the public getting its hopes up. The movie doesn’t even have a script yet, so I highly doubt there are any casting thoughts at all.