The Marvel Cinematic Universe really does feel like it is beginning to take over Hollywood these days, with a number of new Marvel movies hitting the big screen on a yearly basis and plans for a lot more movies coming our way over the course of the next few years. As well as giving us plenty of Marvel movie sequels, we are also getting to see a lot more Marvel characters making their big screen debut.
One of the Marvel movie projects that has been in the works for quite a few years now, is that of Doctor Strange, with a lot of rumours coming and going over the years. It now looks like Marvel is really beginning to make some solid progress on the Doctor Strange movie, with a lot of Hollywood stars being linked to the titular role for the project.
While there has been a lot of talk about British actor Benedict Cumberbatch playing Doctor Strange over the past few weeks and months, it looks like there is actually another Hollywood star who has become the favourite to land the role. There are a lot of reports going round at the moment, suggesting that Joaquin Phoenix has become the favourite to play Doctor Strange and is currently in talks about taking on the role.
The Doctor Strange movie is currently in rewrites by Jon Spalhts and it has been claimed that he will hand in his new script any time now. Doctor Strange will be directed by Scott Derrickson, with a release date set for July 8, 2016.
Would you like to see Joaquin Phoenix playing Doctor Strange?