Edgar Ramirez

  1. Benedict Cumberbatch, Star Trek: Into Darkness 2012.      The 12th and most successful Trek – and Leonard Nimoy’s final curtain s Spock. Producer-director JJ Abrams saw his villain, Kahn Noonien Singh, as a mix of The Dark Knight’s Joker, Hannibal Lecter and The Shining’s Jack Torrance. And seemed to search for him, at UNO: American Mickey Rourke, Mexican Demián Bichir, Puerto Rican Benicio Del Toro, Spanish Jordi Mollà, Venezuelian Edgar Ramirez. Before Steven Spielberg suggested… Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch of Hammesmith, London! And he tested in a friend’s kitchen on an iPhone.
  2. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Doctor Strange, 2015.      Discussed, planned, written, re-spun since 1986, always dropped despite scripts from Alex Cox, Wes Craven, Bob Gale, etc. At one time, Scott Derrickson entered the director’s ring. Having worked with him on Deliver Us From Evil, 2014, he offered the young Venezuelan the part of Baron Karl Mordo.

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