Tony Todd Nearly Voiced Dormammu In ‘Doctor Strange’

Tony Todd, the voice behind Zoom in The Flash, almost did the audio for Dormammu in 2016’s Doctor Strange film.

Comic Book Resources talked to the actor, and he revealed this interesting piece of news towards the end of the interview.

“I have to tell you about one recent disappointment. I almost did “Doctor Strange.” I went in to do a session to play Dormammu. Benedict [Cumberbatch] had already recorded it but the producers wanted another voice just as an alternative. We did a six-hour session and then two weeks before the movie came out they let me know that they went back to the original choice. I say this just to point out to everybody that you’ve got to roll and sway with all these punches and waves that come at you. Did I cry? No. I understood. I was disappointed at the value that I lost — people going, “Dude, are you Dormammu?” [Laughs] But there’ll be another Dormammu.”

Although the character’s role in Doctor Strange was limited, it was still a critical part of the film. Would you have liked to see Todd voice Dormammu instead of Benedict Cumberbatch? Let us know in the comments section below.

Doctor Strange – plot synopsis: “Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe”

Doctor Strange will be available for purchase on Blu-Ray and DVD on February 28. If you just can’t wait ’till then, it will be available for digital download starting February 14.

Aric Sweeny
Aric Sweeny
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