Joaquin Phoenix Now Said To Be In "Final Talks" To Play DOCTOR STRANGE

It was revealed during last month's San Diego Comic-Con that Joaquin Phoenix (Her) was being eyed by Marvel for the lead role in Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange. Well, a new report claims that the actor has entered final talks and should soon be officially announced...

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By Josh Wilding - 8/28/2014

While Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston was recently said to be in the running to play Doctor Strange for Marvel Studios, Joaquin Phoenix has again emerged as the frontrunner and is said to be very close to closing the deal. According to Collider, he should sign the contract with the studio any day now and the reason it's taken so long (reports of him boarding the Scott Derrickson helmed project surfaced over a month ago) is because of his desire to have the freedom to continue starring in movies outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with filmmakers like Paul Thomas Anderson and Spike Jonze (his roles in The Master and Her earned him serious awards attention). The site believes that we'll get official confirmation from Marvel any day now, and the addition of the Academy Award nominated actor to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is well worth getting excited over, wouldn't you say? Of course, some are already claiming that they've jumped the gun with this report, so we'll have to wait and see! Share your thoughts in the usual place!
Source: Collider
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DEVLIN712 - 8/28/2014, 12:46 PM
Couldn't be happier, he was the best choice from the rumored actors
McNyagano - 8/28/2014, 12:48 PM
HELL YEAH! He's a great actor.
MrBlackjack - 8/28/2014, 12:48 PM
Outstanding actor, it'll be hard to get better than him.
BatManHeisenberg - 8/28/2014, 12:49 PM
Seems solid to me.
TheManFromMars - 8/28/2014, 12:51 PM
I'm okay with this.
DaVinci31 - 8/28/2014, 12:52 PM
DEVLIN712 - 8/28/2014, 12:53 PM
@JoshWilding
Might want to add this: https://twitter.com/devincf/status/505080593877434368
Pasto - 8/28/2014, 12:57 PM
Get Devin the [frick] outta here.
Pasto - 8/28/2014, 12:58 PM
Not to be THAT guy but....

"I'm Still Here"
DaVinci31 - 8/28/2014, 12:59 PM
If true, this could be a really special casting, guys . . .

Reasonnnn - 8/28/2014, 1:00 PM
THIS IS A [frick]ING GET BY MARVEL IF HE SIGNS AND DOTS HIS I'S AND SHIT
cipher - 8/28/2014, 1:02 PM
yoss, I was thinking She-Hulk, but I can live with Sentry.

I hope he spends 2 hours having a philosophical discussion with his beard.
Pasto - 8/28/2014, 1:02 PM
Gods favorite movie.

TheManFromMars - 8/28/2014, 1:03 PM
Adam Goldberg should play Beverly in the Howard The Duck reboot.
Gandhi - 8/28/2014, 1:05 PM
I remember the fuss when he started buying Strange comics... I wish Daniel Day Lewis would stop by a comic book store to buy Green Lantern comics just to freak people out.
Pasto - 8/28/2014, 1:05 PM
Can clams be happy?
Gusto - 8/28/2014, 1:05 PM
Ha! Suck it, Goldberg!
Gandhi - 8/28/2014, 1:06 PM
Also, can you imagine if Whoopi Goldberg was caught buying Ms. Marvel comics? The internet might explode.
BlacktinAmerica - 8/28/2014, 1:08 PM
Pasto - 8/28/2014, 1:08 PM
DCU:


MCU:
MrBlackjack - 8/28/2014, 1:09 PM
I second Pasto's comment, get Devin the [frick] out of everything.
Nomis - 8/28/2014, 1:09 PM
The man give good beard!

TheRealRemyLebeau - 8/28/2014, 1:09 PM
Yes!!!!
sKeemAn - 8/28/2014, 1:10 PM
Pheonix will own Dr. Strange.
ALegendaryPanda - 8/28/2014, 1:10 PM
This is insanely awesome!
Pasto - 8/28/2014, 1:10 PM
Fox:
SauronsBANE - 8/28/2014, 1:10 PM
Curious to see how far talks went with Benedict Cumberbatch (if at all). Still, we're all lucky to get Phoenix in a Dr Strange movie! He's a phenomenal actor.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 8/28/2014, 1:11 PM
I told you guys and some of you folks said good luck trying to sign Mr. Phoenix to a contract. Marvel knows how to get it done.
Wallymelon - 8/28/2014, 1:11 PM
Eh. I think he's very talented. Not my first choice.
MrCBM56 - 8/28/2014, 1:11 PM
So Bill Nye won't be the Strange guy? :(
SmellofDuty - 8/28/2014, 1:11 PM
This is a beautiful thing. OH YES. YES. YEEEEEEEEESSS.
Gandhi - 8/28/2014, 1:11 PM
@Pasto Fox has a bigger dick then.
Jollem - 8/28/2014, 1:12 PM
that could be cool. i hope they don't water it down or screw it up somehow

SauronsBANE - 8/28/2014, 1:12 PM
"I second Pasto's comment, get Devin the [frick] out of everything."

Highflyer - 8/28/2014, 1:12 PM
I like this!
Dandy - 8/28/2014, 1:13 PM
Fantastic news! He is a great actor, even if he is a bit of an oddball. But I suppose if you are going to get someone to play "doctor strange", it might as well be an weird guy.
Phronesis - 8/28/2014, 1:13 PM
Excellent choice!
TheRealRemyLebeau - 8/28/2014, 1:13 PM
Where are those Jack Huston lovers? I knew Phoenix would be their choice. Way better actor. The folks that said Phoenix would never sign on I want you to admit it now that your shocked final talks are taking place lol. ;)
Pasto - 8/28/2014, 1:13 PM
Fox has a small pee-pee. Deal wit it.
MrBlackjack - 8/28/2014, 1:13 PM
I'm guessing he'll be contracted for a Doctor Strange solo film, A3, and a credits scene.
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