Newswire: Tilda Swinton wants to play The Ancient One in a solo film

Tilda Swinton was at the center of arguably Marvel Studio’s biggest controversy to date when it was revealed that she had been cast as The Ancient One in the upcoming Doctor Strange. Traditionally depicted as a Tibetan man in the comics, the film decided to cast a white British woman instead and then—most confusingly of all—basically just dress her as a Tibetan man anyway. (Screenwriter C. Robert Cargill offered some rather muddled explanations as to the reasoning behind the casting decision.) Anyway, Swinton doesn’t seem to have let the controversy get to her. In fact, she’s pushing for an Ancient One solo film.

At least that’s what she told ScreenCrush‘s Matt Singer at the Hollywood premiere of the movie. “I’m pretty confidently dropping hints in Kevin Feige’s ear about a prequel,” she explained. “I’m constantly harassing him about that. I …

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