Marvel Studios' boss Kevin Feige has rubbished rumours linking Johnny Depp with the Doctor Strange film project.
The studio boss denied that Johnny Depp was in the running for the lead role of Sorcerer Supreme Stephen Strange in the latest Marvel comic book adaptation.
Feige also insisted that reports that four directors - Mark Andrews, Nikolaj Arcel, Dean Israelite and Jonathan Levine - were being considered for the project were false.
"Well, if that article was true that we're meeting a lot of people now," he told IGN. "That article was not true about who we're meeting or what level anybody is [at]. But we're actively looking."
On the Depp/Doc rumour, Feige said: "No, no. When you have a project that's been around as long as Doctor Strange, there is sometimes, 'Oh, I've met with Stan [Lee] about this', or, 'I did that'.
"So Strange is one of those projects that pre-dates me by a long shot," he added.
"Obviously the character does, but even in its cinematic brewing. So there's a lot of things that have happened before me, and I've been here 14 years."