Could Joaquin Phoenix Be Playing Doctor Strange?

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Posted by inferiorego (25738 posts) - - Show Bio
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There's lots of rumors flying around about the upcoming Doctor Strange film from Marvel, set to premiere in July of 2016. According to Collider, actor Joaquin Phoenix is in final talks to play the titular role for Doctor Strange. Actor Jack Huston from Boardwalk Empire was also rumored for the role as well, but it seems as though that was more rumor than fact.

So while we all wait for official confirmation of whether or not Phoenix will be playing this role, there are only two pieces of confirmed news for this film. The first is that Scott Derrickson, who directed Sinister and Deliver Us From Evil, is directing Doctor Strange and the film will come out on July 8th, 2016.

We'll keep you updated as more news hits the net.

What do you guys think of Joaquin playing this role?

Source: Collider

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#1 Edited by deactivated-5c901e667a76c (36557 posts) - - Show Bio

On second thought, I'm now pretty sure I do want.

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#3 Posted by DrThanos91 (227 posts) - - Show Bio

I can see him as Doctor strange

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#5 Edited by Omega Ray Jay (8418 posts) - - Show Bio

I could see that yeah

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The report says Boardwalk Empire’sJack Huston will be tapped to play Doctor Strange. The 31-year old is a rising star and would be likely to sign a multi-picture deal for what appears to be Kevin Feige’sfavorite project. With Scott Derrickson already on board to direct and a plethora of unnamed movie dates waiting… it would seem the right time for this movie to start moving forward. And Marvel has already pulled from Boardwalk Empire once to get Charlie Cox to playDaredevil.

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Very little is known of Doctor Strange at this point, primarily because Marvel hasn’t set anything up yet. A rumor sprung up in January that Johnny Depp was in talks for the role – a sensible choice, given that Marvel would probably want to anchor the lesser-known superhero to a known commodity – but there’s no reason at this point to believe the claim was accurate, especially since it seems there’s no director or writer in place yet. Depp’s name was later joined by everyone from John Hamm to Richard Madden to Timothy Olyphant. All of which are intriguing, none of which are true – at least for the moment.

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It seems as if Marvel is already looking to cast its ‘Doctor Strange‘ movie and reportedly has Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy on its cast list.Read More: Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy Eyed for 'Doctor Strange'

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#7 Edited by i_dont_like_comics (776 posts) - - Show Bio
you love it
you love it

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#8 Posted by the_stegman (40399 posts) - - Show Bio

Last year we thought he would be Lex Luthor. Saw how that panned out.

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#9 Posted by M3th (2107 posts) - - Show Bio

I would prefer someone else. However, MARVEL Hasn't meet up in casting so far, so I trust tHeir decision no matter wHat.


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#10 Posted by Pperspectiveandreality (2096 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hope not. I can't stand hm

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#12 Posted by Captain13 (4783 posts) - - Show Bio

@m3th said:

I would prefer someone else.

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#13 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

MAN DC dropped by ball by not making m=him Lex Luthor. He has the perfect look and acting chops!!!!!!!!!! Instead they cast Jesse Heisenberg -_-

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#14 Posted by the_tree (8456 posts) - - Show Bio

Please. I love Phoenix.

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#15 Edited by Captain13 (4783 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks more like:

Baron Mordo
Baron Mordo

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#16 Posted by sacredweapons (2147 posts) - - Show Bio
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#17 Posted by Fallschirmjager (23432 posts) - - Show Bio

Like him a lot. Super talented dude.

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#18 Posted by The_Titan_Lord (9508 posts) - - Show Bio
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#19 Posted by greenlucario (320 posts) - - Show Bio

I could see it, but I haven't seen him in anything so I don't really know. Cumberbatch would be cool, I think he'd have the acting chops for it.

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#20 Posted by Havenless (3285 posts) - - Show Bio

Cumberbatch as Strange, Phoenix as Mordo, and Jackie Chan as Wong, Dr. Strange's comic relief kung fu monk sidekick.

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#21 Posted by judasnixon (12663 posts) - - Show Bio

I want Jack Huston as Doctor Strange just so I can say "I called it"#34 Edited by judasnixon (6483 posts) - 2 months, 18 days ago - Show Bio

Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) as Doctor Stephen Strange.....

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#22 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1974 posts) - - Show Bio

Johnny Cash playing Doctor Strange, I'm down with that.

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#23 Posted by ZbvmX (269 posts) - - Show Bio

Joaquin Phoenix would be brilliant casting :D

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#26 Posted by amazing_webhead (9988 posts) - - Show Bio

I would need to see him with the classic Dr. Strange mustache before I make my call.

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#28 Posted by Uncanny_XFactor (921 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe, it could work.

Also, noting the director choice, seems like it could be a really dark film.

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#29 Posted by A_A_A (57 posts) - - Show Bio

Joaquin Phoenix would be a great casting.

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#30 Posted by Perfect 10 (1655 posts) - - Show Bio

NOOOOO!!!! he can be mordo or someone else but NEVER stephan. too crazy. anyone else i would be fine with even that guy who was rumored yesterday from boardwalk something or other

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#31 Posted by RavenVice01 (4590 posts) - - Show Bio

Joaquim phoenix would be better off playing the Joker

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#33 Posted by Aldrif (14 posts) - - Show Bio

He would be a great casting.

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#34 Posted by RazzaTazz (11948 posts) - - Show Bio

He might as well, almost everyone else in Hollywood has gotten on the Marvel bandwagon. Even Bill Paxton

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#35 Posted by spidershamrock (2267 posts) - - Show Bio

He's a great actor and I have no one clear in mind for Dr.Strange, so why not?

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#36 Posted by IDontLikeBirds (873 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll give it a shot. I've liked all the choices Marvel has done with casting in the past few years. I was hesitant on a few choices before, but I've seen how they played them out, and they worked. Plus I've liked his past work.

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#39 Posted by _Atomikill_ (4911 posts) - - Show Bio


And, I'd make Cumberbatch play Doctor Doom. With his voice and all. :P

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#40 Posted by deactivated-097092725 (10555 posts) - - Show Bio

Too short, too stocky. But as an actor, he'd nail the part. Just make sure the brows are done right. That is all I ask (for now).

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#41 Posted by Uncanny_Doom (845 posts) - - Show Bio

He's such a talented actor, even though he doesn't have an immediate look that really jumps out for most of the roles he plays, including the idea of him as Strange.

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#42 Posted by G_leno (1507 posts) - - Show Bio

Hate Cumberbatch, anyone but him is fine with me.

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#43 Edited by Yung ANcient One (5308 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not trying to hate but I would prefer someone else. I personally want Strange to look something like this.

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I don't think Phoenix has the "look" I'm looking for. However, Robert Downey JR, Dave Bautista, and others have shown me that they can have a different "look" than what I am expecting and knock it out the park.

I would prefer if Jared Leto would play as Doctor Strange. However, I do not see him accepting this role due to possible commitment.

With his Wannabe Jeasus look c'mon
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I love Cumberbatch but I do not see him as Strange either. I would like to see him be someone else. Captain Brittain maybe? No? Okay. Union Jack? No? ok. AHAA!

Black KNight? Yeah? No?... Really? No?... Okay. (+)

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#44 Posted by RustyRoy (16610 posts) - - Show Bio
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#45 Edited by LiuKangBakesAPie (16 posts) - - Show Bio

I will give him a chance...with the reviews Joaquin received for "Her", I think he can pull Strange off.

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#46 Edited by FearTheLiving (8837 posts) - - Show Bio

He can pull off Strange. I'd have preferred Jack Huston though, after he was rumored it seemed like a perfect match.

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#47 Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan (4628 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't be mad, I would like Depp but it's all good

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#48 Posted by CommanderShiro (213 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm fine with him being possibly cast as Dr. Strange.

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#49 Posted by Vulshock (166 posts) - - Show Bio

I can see him as Dr. Strange, but I don't think Phoenix is willing to sign a multi-picture contract.

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