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Dr Strange is coming soon to cinemas but will we see his mentor? The Ancient One will apparently be a part of Marvel's upcoming film adaptation of [Doctor Strange](movie:559685) from director Scott Derrickson...but who will play the character?

According to news and gossip site Latino Review, Disney has whittled their shortlist down to three names at the moment.

The Ancient One is Doctor Strange's mentor, the previous Sorcerer Supreme, and also the man who trained the film's rumored villain, Baron Mordo.

1. Morgan Freeman

Freeman played Lucius Fox, a role he reprised in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.

2. Ken Watanabe

Watanabe, for those who forget, played the League of Assassins member who was claimed to be Ra's al Ghul in Batman Begins (before he died and the true Demon's Head was revealed to be Liam Neeson's character).

3. Bill Nighy

Nighy is probably best known for his role in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, but he's also had memorable roles in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Love Actually and director Edgar Wright's Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy.


Which one would like to see playing The Ancient One in Dr Strange?


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