(LOS ANGELES) -- Patrick Dempsey wants to go from playing a doctor on Grey's Anatomy to playing Marvel hero Doctor Strange. The Los Angeles Times reports Dempsey is pushing hard to play the surgeon-turned-sorcerer, who was brought to life by Marvel's dynamic duo Stan Lee and Steve Ditko back in 1963.
Dempsey is hoping a big-screen turn in Transformers: Dark of the Moon will make studio heads see him as a movie hero: "Hopefully, doing something like Transformers is about to show myself in an action situation where I'm not mister-weepy-doctor guy, you know, not McDreamy. You have to change people's view," he told the Times. "I'd love to play Doctor Strange."
There have been several attempts over the years to bring the hero to theaters, and there was even a 1978 TV movie, but now -- with movies starring Marvel heroes Captain America and the rest of the Avengers on the way -- the doctor could finally be in.
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