Joaquin Phoenix reportedly being courted for Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

July 25, 2014 8:24 PM

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Joaquin Phoenix reportedly being courted for Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

Well, maybe Benedict Cumberbatch really is just in Comic-Con for "The Penguins of Madagascar" and "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies." Though the "Star Trek Into Darkness" star had been strongly rumored for the role of Doctor Strange in Marvel's upcoming film (which will be directed by Scott Derrickson), The Wrap is reporting that Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to take the part.

If it pans out, this would be a real coup for Marvel. Phoenix has more cache than just about every other actor tapped for major roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, save for maybe Robert Downey Jr. Naturally it's all speculation now, but where there's smoke, there's surely fire and this ne...

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