It’s never too late for rumours! The Wrap is reporting that Joaquin Phoenix (Gladiator,
Her) is being eyed to play the title role in Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange. A-listers who have been rumoured to star in Doctor Strange include Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy, Jared Leto and Justin Theroux. No deal has been made yet, but “multiple sources” say Phoenix is in consideration.
Doctor Vincent Stephen Strange, first introduced in 1963, is a former neurosurgeon who becomes the Sorcerer Supreme – the primary protector of earth against mystical and magical threats. Over the years in various Marvel Comics he has interacted with Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and Nick Fury (amongst others). Stephen Strange was briefly mentioned in Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier as (SLIGHT SPOILER) a potential target of a HYDRA attack.
Doctor Strange will be directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister) and will be released in 2016. Stay tuned for news as Marvel is expected to make several major announcements tonight (possibly including an official casting announcement for Doctor Strange) and us here at TheFandom.net will be sure to keep you updated!