Doctor Strange

Joaquin Phoenix Rumored to Play Doctor Strange in Forthcoming Movie

Joaquin Phoenix has had discussions about playing the lead role in Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange movies. Though no deal has officially been reached, there are rumors that casting info about Doctor Strange may be the studio’s big reveal at Comic-Con.

Previously rumored for the Lex Luthor role in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which went to Jesse Eisenberg, Phoenix is notoriously selective about the roles he takes on. However, his interest in playing Luthor may mean he would consider taking on a comic-book franchise. The role has previously been linked to Benedict Cumberbath and Tom Hardy, and the movie will be directed by Scott Derrickson.

Marvel has already teased Doctor Strange in several movies, including Thor and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

The comic-book is centered around a former neurosurgeon who serves as the “Sorcerer Supreme,” or protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Doctor Strange made his first appearance in the comic-book series “Strange Tales,” and went on to have his own series as well as cameos in “The Fantastic Four,” “Spider-Man,” and “Nick Fury.”

[h/t Variety]

Related Articles


Director Edgar Wright Leaves Marvel’s “Ant-Man”


Films That Will Help Hollywood Step Its Comic Game Up


“Big Hero 6” – Disney and Marvel’s First Animated Project


“Avengers: Age of Ultron” Photos and Plot Details


Watch the “Guardians of the Galaxy” Stage a Prison Break


“Ant-Man” Concept Art Revealed


Latest News

Meek Mill's crew apparently attacks Safaree in Los Angeles. News

Safaree Gets Jumped, Calls Meek Mill “Biggest Pussy On This Planet”

Meek remains unfazed

With ‘Project E.T.,’ DJ Esco and Future Gave Listeners “Too Much Sauce”

"Yeah, all of my diamonds they shine, Haters like knock that off"
Metro Boomin drops a new song with Drake and Offset Music

Metro Boomin Drops Surprise Drake, Offset Collab, “No Complaints”—Is Album Next?

The Atlanta producer's got everybody lookin'
Zola News

Viral Dancing Gorilla Sad Reminder Of What Harambe Could Have Been

Impressive moves but... damn
tupac filmmakers sued by former vibe writer Film

‘All Eyez On Me’ Filmmakers Sued for Using Fictional Characters in Tupac Biopic

Former ‘VIBE’ writer claims the movie steals his intellectual property
Call of Duty 4 Screencap Remastered Tech/Games

‘Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered’ Standalone Release Coming Soon

COD fans who skipped the $80 'Infinite Warfare' bundle are psyched
memesmahnegguh, coco mango cherry Hey, You're Cool

Hey, You’re Cool! @memesMahNegguh

Adult Swim, holler at your boy!
Banksy News

Goldie Refers to Banksy as “Rob,” People Freak Out

You do realize how many Robs there are in the world, right?

New Music From Vince Staples, dvsn, Heems and More

The Listening Room (June 23, 2017)
2017 Draft Class Sports

The Major Takeaways from the 2017 NBA Draft

Last night we watched men both younger and way more talented than us become way richer than us. Welp
Sizzla-DJ-Khaled News

The Untold Story Behind DJ Khaled and Sizzla’s “I’m So Grateful”

Khaled and Kalonji go way back
Eric B. & Rakim will reunite to celebrate 30th anniversary of Paid In Full. Music

Eric B. & Rakim Announce First Show Together in Over 20 Years

Finally let the rhythm hit 'em
essex-market-featured Art

‘Market Surplus’ Gives a Building on the L.E.S. One Last Jolt Before Demolition

Mural art show features Faust, Lamour Supreme, ELLE and more
Silicon Valley: The Soundtrack is available now. Music

Stream ‘Silicon Valley: The Soundtrack,’ Featuring Nas, Run the Jewels, Wu-Tang ...

A Mass Appeal and HBO collaboration, streaming now
Jay 305 talks about Suga Free's 'Street Gospel' album. Music

Jay 305 Preaches on Suga Free’s Classic ‘Street Gospel’

Sebastian Gorka News

Trump’s Top Advisor: There’s Only Radical Muslims and Those Soon To Be Radical

Trump's top advisor doesn't confirm he hates Islam, but does tell us he doesn't like hip hop