The 50-year-old actor, who is an avid comic reader, is said to be ready to jump into the Marvel Universe. This wouldn't be a surprise considering that he has a history with Marvel's owners Disney. His work with the studio includes the popular Pirates of The Caribbean franchise and many more. The actor is on board for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which was delayed beyond the summer 2015. It is assumed that it would be put on the back-burner if he takes this role.
We also /ant-man-michael-douglas-is-hank-pym/reported earlier today that Michael Douglas joined Paul Rudd in Ant-Man, which would lead Marvel's Phase Three movies with Doctor Strange. Although nothing has been confirmed by the studio, the decision of bringing on Johnny Depp would require a re-write of the script considering that it would have called for a 30-year-old man.
Based on the Marvel Comics character created by Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko. Stephen Strange beset by demons controlled by apprentice sorcerer Karl Mordo, but was rescued by Mordo's mentor, the Ancient One, a millennia-old sorcerer who protected the Earth dimension as its Sorcerer Supreme, a role Strange was destined to inherit. He offered himself as a disciple to the Ancient One, who accepted, having known of Mordo's treachery all along. The Ancient One spent years instructing Strange in the art of sorcery, teaching him how to tap the innate mystic powers of both himself and the world around him.