The Legend of the Traveling TARDIS Radio Show has learned that David Tennant is being eyed to play the villain, Nightmare, in the direct sequel to Doctor Strange – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme had been a big hit with fans ever since he debuted in the MCU in 2016. As previously reported, Matt Smith, was allegedly the top studio’s pick for the part, but news of that may have changed.
With Marvel having finally revealed their slate for Phase Four at San Diego Comic-Con this past July, we now know for certain that the Doctor Strange sequel is on its way in the not too distant future. While it is yet to be confirmed by Marvel that Nightmare is Doctor Strange’s newest foe, we are hearing the rumor David Tennant is now being looked at for the role.
At this time we are taking the news with a grain of salt, but it wouldn’t be unexpected if Tennant would be eyed for the role, if indeed something has happened to change Marvel’s mind, whether it be a mutual decision, or if Smith may have decided to pass on the role, since he has previously played the role of the Doctor alongside Matt, and recently had the huge success of the Amazon Prime’s Good Omens, where he played opposite Michael Sheen.
The Legend of the Traveling TARDIS Radio Show will be keeping a close eye on this story and will expand on this report when more is known.