Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey wants to play Doctor Strange
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
Whether or not you’re a ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ fan, you probably know that actor Patrick Dempsey plays Dr. Derek Shepherd who is commonly referred to as ‘McDreamy’ (because he kinda is). However, Dempsey is wanting to step out of his neurosurgeon role into another doctor role, only this time the doctor happens to live in the Marvel universe. Dempsey wants to take on the character of Doctor Strange in either film or television series and even mentions that it would be a great show for HBO (which I agree with). However it works out, it seems that McDreamy is ready to move onto other roles that don’t show him as a “mister-weepy-doctor guy, you know, not McDreamy.” You can see Dempsey next in TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON.
For those unfamiliar, Doctor Strange was also a neurosurgeon who had an accident that messed up his hands to the point of where he could no longer do surgery, which is when he started delving into the mystic arts and became a sorcerer. Doctor Strange appeared in several different comic series including The Fantastic Four and Spider-Man and even got his own spin-off eventually.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter