Joaquin Phoenix May Be The Frontrunner To Play Doctor Strange

July 25, 2014 7:53 PM

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Throughout the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin Feige and his creative team have have been willing to cast actors and actresses you wouldn't normally peg as being up for starring in a comic book vehicle. Robert Downey Jr. and Edward Norton seemed like the furthest choices from playing in the Marvel sandbox, and even with the upcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy we see Glenn Close and Benicio Del Toro building far flung sandcastles for their resumes. Which means that the following rumor shouldn't be that shocking: we might be getting a Doctor Strange franchise with Joaquin Phoenix at the head.

The Wrap has the exclusive scoop that "multiple individuals close to the casting process" are all touting the Academy Award nominated actor as the closest contender to the role. While it's still quite surprising that Mr. Phoenix would be this hotly tipped to be the forerunner in the Doctor Strange r...

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