In an already huge list of actors reportedly interested in being Doctor Strange, you can add Colin Farrell, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Keanu Reeves into the mix.
This latest report comes from The Wrap , claiming that Cumberbatch is still “very much in the mix.” The Wrap also added an update from Joaquin Phoenix’s publicist insisting that his negotiations are “dead dead dead. A couple of weeks ago they mutually decided to part ways. It was over before the New York Film Festival.”
So is Cumberbatch’s claim incorrect as well? At this point, anything is possible. That could be the case for Colin Farrell and Keanu Reeves, as well. By the time Farrell finishes up on the new season of True Detective he would be ready to shoot Doctor Strange. I would assume Reeves would be ready to shoot as well. The Wrap also goes as far to say “Cumberbatch remains high on the studio’s list and they were surprised when the actor’s name was omitted from this week’s round of media reports.”
“Cumberbatch remains high on the studio’s list and they were surprised when the actor’s name was omitted from this week’s round of media reports.”
If this report is accurate, Cumberbatch, Farrell and Reeves are our frontrunners for Doctor Strange. But then again – nothing is for sure unless Marvel says so.
Doctor Strange is due in theaters on July 8, 2016.