The Marvel news just doesn’t stop does it? Comic book nerds have been speculating for a while now just who will play Doctor Strange. Well let the speculation come to an end because it looks like we might have a winner. His name is Joaquin Phoenix.
According to Collider, it’s taken so long because, this is basically the guy who did a mockumentary about being a coked-out-b-lister:
Despite rumors to the contrary, we’re hearing that Phoenix is absolutely still in line to play Doctor Strange in the Marvel adaptation, with our source telling us that his contract is essentially at the 1 yard line, about to pass into the endzone. Though some believed the length of time it’s taken for Phoenix to finalized his deal was a sign that things might have gone south, it makes sense that an actor of Phoenix’s caliber and temperament would want to ensure that his Marvel contract doesn’t restrict his creative freedom to take on other projects outside the MCU.
If this is true, then it’s clear that Marvel’s looking to beef up the star power for some of its more obscure properties. (Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in Ant-Man) Take it with a grain of salt, but just wait until there’s an official announcement. So what do you think? Do you want to see Joaquin Phoenix as Doctor Strange? If not, then who would be your ideal choice?