With Doctor Strange currently filming in Nepal, it’s being reported martial artist Scott Adkins has been cast in the movie; however, the role is currently unknown.
Adkins is a fan-favorite actor who recently auditioned for the role of the new Batman, which went to Ben Affleck. Adkins has also been featured in Universal Soldier, The Expendables and The Bourne Ultimatum.
According to The Wrap, Adkins will be featured in several major action scenes featuring hand-to-hand combat.
The news of Scott Adkins getting cast in Doctor Strange will certainly bring about speculation the actor is playing Iron Fist, especially following the recent rumors of Marvel Studios said to be putting a stop to the use of the character in the Marvel Netflix series. To add to that, with Iron Fist having a supernatural background, the character would fit in pretty well with Doctor Strange, which is more than likely spearheading the supernatural side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Doctor Strange has a November 4, 2016 release directed by Scott Derrickson.