Joaquin Phoenix and Marvel Getting Closer to Making Magic Happen with ‘Doctor Strange’

It’s pretty widespread knowledge in the fanboy world that Doctor Strange is a shining gem in the eye of Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige. The Sorcerer Supreme’s film will be part of Phase Three in MCU and they already have a director – Scott Derrickson – in place along with a (if not several) treatments. As for the lead, that’s been a different story until now.

We’ve heard a handful of names including Patrick Dempsey, Johnny Depp, and Jon Hamm. Though the negotiations are not done just yet, and Marvel keeping their lips sealed, Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly sitting at the dealer’s table with Feige and his crew for the casting of Stephen Strange. Here’s more from Collider:

Despite rumors to the contrary, we’re hearing that Phoenix is absolutely still in line to play Doctor Strange in the Marvel adaptation, with our source telling us that his contract is essentially at the 1 yard line, about to pass into the endzone.  Though some believed the length of time it’s taken for Phoenix to finalized his deal was a sign that things might have gone south, it makes sense that an actor of Phoenix’s caliber and temperament would want to ensure that his Marvel contract doesn’t restrict his creative freedom to take on other projects outside the MCU.


So what do you think “Strangers”? Are you Team JP? Let us know if the comments below! Until next time…..

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