When it was first announced that Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton would portray the Ancient One in Marvel’s Doctor Strange, many fans were left wondering whether or not the studio was going to change the gender of the character, since the master of the the Sorcerer Supreme has always been depicted as an Asian Man. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige had this to say about the character’s gender:
So by the sounds of things, Swinton will portray the character as a woman, or maybe not? The actress has previously portrayed a male character in Francis Lawrence’s Constantine, so we shouldn’t really rule out the possibility of a gender-swap. Here’s what Feige had to say about that:
The magazine also had a chance to chat with Swinton herself. While the actress wouldn’t reveal the gender of the character, she did say the following: “I wouldn’t know how to answer that one. I think it’s all in the eye of the beholder.” What do you guys think? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.
Source: Entertainment Weekly