Joaquin Phoenix To Play Doctor Strange For Marvel?
Star reportedly in final talks to portray the Sorcerer Supreme on the big screen...
But it now looks as though the plum role is actually going to Joaquin Phoenix - with reports that the Gladiator star is in "final talks" with Marvel Studios.
Collider reports that the 39-year-old actor is close to inking a deal to play the mystical "Sorcerer Supreme" on the big screen.
It writes: "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 one yard line, about to pass into the endzone."
The film is set for release on 8 July, 2016, as part of Marvel's "phase three" slate - which also includes Ant-Man and Captain America 3.