Is Ethan Hawke Marvel’s Doctor Strange? Probably Not, But He’d Be Interested

October 2, 2014 2:40 PM

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Over the past few months, Doctor Strange casting rumors have moved from Joaquin Phoenix to John Hamm to Jack Huston to Phoenix again, before suddenly pivoting Wednesday to Ethan Hawke, who worked with director Scott Derrickson on 2012′s Sinister. And while the latest story appears to have been quickly debunked, that doesn’t mean the star of The Purge and Boyhood wouldn’t consider a turn as Marvel’s Master of the Mystic Arts.

MTV has posted footage from an interview conducted with Hawke in July — shortly after Derrickson was hired to direct — at a time when some fans were mentioning the 43-year-old actor as a potential Sorcerer Supreme. (That fan-casting element may be why this latest rumor feels a little … recycled.)

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