Some possible casting news has just broken at Comic-Con as The Wrap has learned that Joaquin Phoenix is in early talks to star in Marvelâ€™s Doctor Strange adaptation. The deal is said to be far from complete but insiders confirm that Phoenix is strongly considering the superhero role, which had previously been linked to Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy.
Scott Derrickson directs. Created in 1963, Doctor Strange is the story of an arrogant surgeon who is injured in a car accident and goes on to become the Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel universe. Using his magical powers, Strange protects the Earth from attacks from other realms.
The first draft of the script was penned by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer.
Marvelâ€™s Kevin Feige is producing. Louis Dâ€™Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, and Stephen Broussard are executive producing.
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