When Kevin Feige stated last month that Doctor Strange casting would begin in July, and filming would begin this spring, fans were sure that Doctor Strange's casting would be announced at this year's Comic-Con International. Now, sources say would could be seeing just that from the three-time Oscar nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix.
As Marvel finalizes surprises for its Comic-Con panel on Saturday, the rumor mill regarding “Doctor Strange” has reached a fever pitch and the actor who has been mentioned most often for the coveted superhero role is none other than three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix, multiple individuals close to the casting process have told TheWrap.
Representatives for Marvel and Phoenix had no comment. While insiders caution there is no deal in place yet, multiple sources say Phoenix is in consideration and has had discussions
Joaquin has been mentioned as an actor many fans would indeed be interested in seeing as the titular Sorcerer Supreme, however when word picked up that Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch were supposedly the two major contenders, "Phoenix for Sorcerer Supreme" somewhat died off.
[Doctor Strange](movie:559685) will likely be release in 2016 after the release of Captain America 3!