Report: JOAQUIN PHOENIX In Early Talks For DOCTOR STRANGE
Variety is reporting Friday that actor Joaquin Phoenix is in talks with Marvel Studios' to play the surgeon-turned-sorcerer Doctor Strange in an upcoming movie. Quoting unnamed "insiders," Variety's Justin Kroll says that while the deal with the actor is "far from complete" Phoenix is in strong contention for the role.
Although Marvel itself haven't officially confirmed a Doctor Strange movie, Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige has talked openly about his strong belief in the viability of a Doctor Strange movie. Horror director Scott Derrickson is pencilled in as the director of the film, with screenwrite rJon Spaihts reporting doing a last rewrite.