It feels like the rumors have been running rampant for years: from Benedict Cumberbatch to Jared Leto, many actors have been rumored to be in talks for the part of Marvel's first non-origin-story Superhero movie, Doctor Strange. Today, a source close to the film offered a little more insight to the casting process, and who we might see donning the cape.
A report on Collider details why it's taken so long for the actor to sign - something that's rumored to happen within the next few days - saying that a lot of consideration has gone into the constraints of the standard multi-picture Marvel contract. Phoenix still wishes to work on multiple projects that don't have to do with comic book movies, such as future projects with Spike Jonze.
With that said, there's even more backing up this possible casting in recent news: according to local sources, Phoenix dropped into Sarge's Comics in Conneticut to pick up a few issues of Doctor Strange!
One of the comic book stores in CT had Joaquin Phoenix stop by. He was looking for Dr. Strange comics.— Kevin. (@KevinInChains) July 18, 2014
Hey @scottderrickson, Joaquin Phoenix was shopping for some Dr. Strange comics at Sarge's Comics in New London, CT last week. Is he the Dr.?— Tony Nunes (@TonytheNunes) July 23, 2014
Hopefully soon, we'll have confirmation on who our Doctor Strange will be. In the meantime...