Following on the news of Transparent star Amy Landecker joining the cast of Doctor Strange, The Wrap is reporting that martial artist, Scott Adkins, has been cast in an unknown role for the film as well. Actually confirmation from the studio or reps for Adkins have yet to confirm the new news, but it is said from the unnamed source that “he’ll have several major action scenes featuring hand-to-hand combat.”
One could assume that Adkins has been cast in the role of Danny Rand, a.k.a. Iron Fist. In Marvel Comics Rand has heavy ties to the mystical side of the Marvel Universe and this could also be an introduction of the character that will eventually debut in his own Netflix series. What do you think?
Doctor Strange will be directed by Scott Derrickson, with casting of Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen and possibly Michael Stuhlbarg so far. It is scheduled to be released on November 4, 2016.