Details On Why Joaquin Phoenix May Be Reluctant To Play DOCTOR STRANGE For Marvel

Details On Why Joaquin Phoenix May Be Reluctant To Play DOCTOR STRANGE For Marvel

Though he's said to be in "final talks" for the role of Stephen Strange in Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange, others claim that he has simply met with Marvel and that Collider's report was very premature. Here, we have some possible details on why the Her star may end up passing...


Contrary to recent reports, many just can't see Joaquin Phoenix - who apparently passed on the Lex Luthor role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - starring in Doctor Strange for Marvel Studios. He first became what sounded like a frontrunner for the Scott Derrickson helmed movie during Comic-Con, and it appeared as if he would be announced at the event just like Mark Ruffalo was for The Avengers a few years ago. That obviously didn't happen, but according to Badass Digest (via IGN), that was the plan! The site goes on to add that, "That weekend a Marvel Studios insider told me they had tried their hardest, that they had pushed as hard as they could, but they couldn't close the deal in time." They also confirm Collider's claims that he's still in talks, but caution: "[The] problems that have kept the deal from closing remain, and they go beyond the basic fact that Phoenix is balking at the heavy multi-picture contract: Joaquin Phoenix literally doesn't know if he can work on this kind of movie. He's a great actor, and he can play the role. But the Marvel Studios blockbuster machine is full of pre-viz and fight-viz and green screen and massive reshoots. It's not a world that's as comfortable for him, and he's just not certain he can do it." It all now comes down to whether or not Kevin Feige can convince Phoenix to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and many of us speculated that these exact reasons could play a role in whether or not he signs on the dotted line. What do you guys think? 
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Josh Wilding
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Filed Under "Doctor Strange" 8/31/2014 Source: Badass Digest (via IGN)
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