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Joaquin Phoenix Eyed For Doctor Strange

3 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Update: The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed TheWrap’s scoop and added that Phoenix is now in active negotiations for the lead role, not simply considering an offer by Marvel. Chances seem good that he’ll take the role.

Original: When Marvel goes to Comic-Con for its panel tomorrow, there will undoubtedly be some absolutely jaw-dropping reveals – and we’re expecting that the actor who’ll be playing Stephen Strange in Marvel’s Doctor Strange may be announced there. However, we may have uncovered the lucky actor one day early.

According to TheWrap, The Master star Joaquin Phoenix, who recently appeared in James Gray’s acclaimed The Immigrant, is being eyed for the lead role in Doctor Strange, which Sinister helmer Scott Derrickson is directing for the studio from a script by Jon Spaihts, as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s upcoming Phase Three.

“Multiple sources” close to the project »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Joaquin Phoenix Reportedly in Talks to Play Doctor Strange

3 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Move over Benedict Cumberbatch and those persistent rumors.  Marvel and director Scott Derrickson might have found their Doctor Strange.  Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly in talks to star in the titular role for Marvel's potential new franchise. I think this is perfect casting because I think Phoenix is essentially always a great choice.  He's one of the finest actors of our generation and can effortlessly disappear into pretty much any role.  Hit the jump for more on Joaquin Phoenix potentially playing Doctor Strange. Per The Wrap, multiple sources have confirmed that Phoenix is in discussions for the role.  Marvel is also expecting Jon Spaihts' rewrite of Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer's script to come in soon. What do you think of this potential casting?  Good choice?  Or did you want to see someone else in the role?  Does Phoenix have what it takes to play a neurosurgeon-turned-sorcerer living in Greenwich Village? »

- Evan Dickson

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Joaquin Phoenix In Talks to Play Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’

4 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joaquin Phoenix is in early talks to star in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” sources confirm.

Deal is far from complete but insiders confirm that Phoenix is strongly considering the superhero role, which had previously been linked to Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy.

Scott Derrickson is directing with Jon Spaihts currently rewriting the script.

The pic will be produced by Marvel chief Kevin Feige and could be featured at Saturday’s Comic-Con presentation in San Diego, which is already expected to include the cast of “The Avengers.”

Executive producers on “Doctor Strange” are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Stephen Broussard.

The comicbook follows a former neurosurgeon who serves as the “Sorcerer Supreme” — the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Strange made his first appearance in the 1963 comicbook series “Strange Tales” and would go on to have his own comicbook series and would appear »

- Justin Kroll

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Joaquin Phoenix in Talks to Play Doctor Strange for Marvel

4 hours ago | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

A number of names have been linked to the role of Doctor Strange, and the latest is Her star Joaquin Phoenix. The Academy Award nominated actor recently passed up the chance to play the villainous Lex Luthor in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it now seems like he’ll be the next unlikely choice wooed by Marvel Studios.

Phoenix’s name has apparently come up a number of times recently, and while there’s still no deal in place, he said to have met with Marvel and discussed playing the character who will likely hit the big screen in 2016.

Whether the studio will be able to convince the actor to sign a multi-picture contract to play Doctor Strange remains to be seen, and though Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy may be unavailable due to scheduling conflicts, other rumoured candidates like Jared Leto and Justin Theroux could still be chosen out of left field. »

- Josh Wilding

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Universal Preparing to Turn Their Classic Monsters into a Marvel-esque 'Cinematic Universe'

16 July 2014 2:42 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The first rumblings that Universal would be seeking out Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman to develop a remake of The Mummy began in September 2012 with Len Wiseman (Underworld) in talks to direct a script from Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). Now Orci and Kurtzman have split and Kurtzman remains on the project, Wiseman is no longer attached and Chris Morgan (Fast Five screenwriter) now involved, though to what capacity is unclear, though it does seem as if Spaihts' script is out the window. Even more than all of that, the goal is to not only reboot The Mummy, but to create a "cinematic universe" surrounding Universal's classic monsters, which also includes Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera and The Invisible Man. You know, the new Marvel formula of creating a universe so as to ensure one hit leads to several. It »

- Brad Brevet

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The Week in Spandex – Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Batman v Superman, DC TV, Hellboy 3, Spider-Man and more

12 July 2014 5:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, Big Hero 6, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Gotham, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Powers, Hellboy 3 and more…

As you’d expect with less than three weeks to go until its release, Marvel Studios has really ramped up the promotion for Guardians of the Galaxy this week, dropping a rather impressive extended look trailer [see here], as well as a featurette focussing on Gamora (Zoe Saldana) [see here], seven TV spots [see here, here and here], some first look images of Michael Rooker’s (The Walking Dead) Yondu [see here], and a batch of images featuring Gamora, Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista) and Ronan (Lee Pace) [see here]. Meanwhile, director James Gunn has announced that he »

- Gary Collinson

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Scott Derrickson talks working with Jon Spaihts on Doctor Strange

11 July 2014 6:43 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It was announced last month that Scott Derrickson (Sinister) would be directing the adaptation of Doctor Strange for Phase Three of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, and it was a couple of weeks later that Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) had been brought on to pen the script.

In an interview with Movie Pilot, Derrickson talked about working with Spaihts saying, “obviously it’s been announced there’s a writer on Doctor Strange but in that situation it’s maybe my favourite screenwriter in town. I’d read four of his scripts before ever meeting him. I think that the opportunity to work with great talent and people who can supersede my abilities in various areas is extremely exciting to me. Like, Jon Spaihts is a genius.”

Derrickson has written four of the five features he’s worked on, so there is a chance he will have some involvement in the script writing proess. »

- Luke Owen

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Scott Derrickson Talks Up Marvel's Doctor Strange Screenwriter Jon Spaihts

10 July 2014 7:58 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Just weeks after news broke that Scott Derrickson would be helming Doctor Strange, news had followed that Prometheus screenwriter Jon Spaihts would be tackling the script. While Derrickson has writing credits on all but one of his horror/supernatural movies, and then some, Movie Pilot asked the filmmaker during an interview late last month if he would be taking on more directing-only gigs starting with Marvel's Socerer Supreme adaptation. "Not necessarily," he answered. "Obviously it’s been announced there’s a writer on Doctor Strange but in that situation it’s maybe my favorite screenwriter in town. I’d read four of his scripts before ever meeting him. I think that the opportunity to work with great talent and people who can supersede my abilities in various areas is extremely exciting to me. Like, Jon Spaihts is a genius." It's presumed that Derrickson will only be directing Doctor Strange, but »

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Edgar Ramirez says he ‘talking’ about joining Marvel's ‘Doctor Strange’

24 June 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Actor Edgar Ramirez had nothing but praise for "Deliver Us From Evil" writer/director Scott Derrickson, telling Spinoff Online he’s been “a huge fan” of the filmmaker’s work since "The Exorcism of Emily Rose." It’s little surprise then that the duo is looking beyond the horror film, which opens July 2, to Derrickson’s next project: Marvel’s "Doctor Strange." “We’re talking,” Ramirez revealed to IGN.com. “We’ve been talking.” Granted, “talking” isn’t the same as “in talks”; discussions may never progress beyond that. However, considering that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced just last week that he expects to begin casting “ probably in the next month or two,” the timing is certainly right for tentative initial conversations. "'Strange' is very, very important, not just because it’s an amazing character study, and a journey of a man who’s gone from this very »

- Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources

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‘Doctor Strange’: Édgar Ramírez ‘Talking’ With the Director

24 June 2014 9:13 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Ever since Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige revealed that casting for Doctor Strange would begin within the next couple of months, the speculation as to who will be playing the eponymous sorcerer has reached fever pitch. Actors reportedly in the running include Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jared Leto, the latter of whom recently turned down the lead in sci-fi thriller Brilliance in a move that led many to believe he might have received on a better offer.

An earlier screenplay for Doctor Strange was penned by Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, but it is now being revised by Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts – and when the cameras start rolling next spring, director Scott Derrickson will be in charge. This will mark ...

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- H. Shaw-Williams

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Edgar Ramirez talking to Scott Derrickson for role in Doctor Strange

24 June 2014 5:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Though the project has yet to be “officially” confirmed by Marvel Studios, the long-gestating Doctor Strange movie is finally gaining traction, with Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose director Scott Derrickson at the helm.

Over the last few weeks the Sorcerer Supreme has been in the news cycle several times, from gaining Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts to wrangling a list of prospective actors for the titular role, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy, and Jared Leto.

Now we have another name to throw into the mix, as IGN reports that Edgar Ramirez (Che, Wrath of the Titans) is talking with Derrickson about a possible role. Ramirez stars in Derrickson’s new horror film, Deliver Us From Evil, and was asked if he had been approached about Doctor Strange. His response?

“We’re talking. We’ve been talking.“

That’s definitely not much to go on, and a far cry from »

- James Garcia

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Edgar Ramirez Possibly Joining Scott Derrickson's 'Doctor Strange'

23 June 2014 5:09 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Marvel is in the midst of getting their Phase Three title Doctor Strange together with Sinister and Deliver Us from Evil director Scott Derrickson working from a script by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts. Of course, we're still waiting to see who will play the mystical hero, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy on Marvel's shortlist of possible stars, and Jared Leto potentially being in the running too. Now another name may be considered for a role, but not necessarily the lead. IGN recently spoke to Edgar Ramirez, who stars in Deliver Us from Evil, and decided to ask him if there was a chance he would join Doctor Strange. Unsurprisingly, Ramirez's response was vague, but he did say, "We’re talking. We’ve been talking.” It's unlikely that Marvel would get Ramirez to play Doctor Strange, but he could easily take a supporting role in the film, perhaps even playing »

- Ethan Anderton

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Edgar Ramirez in Talks for Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

23 June 2014 4:21 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While doing press for his upcoming supernatural thriller Deliver Us from Evil, &#201dgar Ram&#237rez was asked if he has been approached by director Scott Derrickson for a role in his next project, Marvel's Phase Three adventure Doctor Strange. The actor revealed that he actually has been talking with the filmmaker about joining the superhero adventure, although no specific details were revealed.

"We're talking. We've been talking."

It isn't known if &#201dgar Ram&#237rez may be taking on the title role of Stephen Strange himself, or possibly his nemesis, Baron Mordo. Jon Spaihts recently signed on to rewrite the original script by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, so it isn't even known of Baron Mordo will be included in the story.

Jared Leto has been mentioned as a possible front runner for the title role, especially after today's report that he passed on replacing Will Smith in Brilliance. Tom Hardy »

- MovieWeb

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Jared Leto Passes on 'Brilliance', Is He 'Doctor Strange'?

23 June 2014 10:29 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Shortly after Scott Derrickson signed on to direct Marvel's Phase Three adventure Doctor Strange earlier this month, an unconfirmed report revealed that the studio was eyeing Oscar winner Jared Leto for the title role. A few weeks later, the actor entered early talks to replace Will Smith in Legendary Pictures' Brilliance, although now the actor has turned down the role, which could be a sign that he is still in contention to play Doctor Strange.

Jared Leto met with Brilliance director Julius Onah last Monday, but he eventually passed on the project later in the week. Noomi Rapace is still attached to star in the adaptation of Marcus Sakey's novel, which takes place in a world were certain people known as "brilliants" are born with superhuman abilities.

It remains to be seen if Jared Leto turned down the role because he is still in contention for the Doctor Strange role. »

- MovieWeb

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Director Scott Derrickson Talks Doctor Strange Comics and His Thoughts on the Early Issues by Stan Lee and Steven Ditko

22 June 2014 8:02 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

This weekend, Collider attended the junket for Scott Derrickson’s new supernatural thriller, Deliver Us From Evil, starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Joel McHale and Olivia Munn, which will be hitting theaters July 2nd. We’ll have interviews with everyone from the film closer to the release date. As you may know, Derrickson recently signed on to direct the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase III film, Doctor Strange with PrometheusJon Spaihts handling scripting duties. While the director was very keen to keep the conversation focused on his current film, toward the end of our exclusive interview he gave us some advice on the best place for new readers to start learning about the character.  Hit the jump for what he had to say about the Doctor Strange comics.  “I think it’s available on the Marvel website, and start with the 'Strange Tales' by Stan Lee and Steven Ditko, the first wave, »

- Hunter Daniels

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Doctor Strange will change the Marvel Cinematic Universe, says exec

21 June 2014 4:32 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Doctor Strange movie will bring fundamental change to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.

Feige spoke at length about the movie at the CineEurope event, days after reports emerged that Jared Leto is in talks to portray earth's mystical protector.

"I believe it's very, very important for us to explore every nook and cranny of the comic-book universe," Total Film quotes Feige as saying about Doctor Strange.

He continued: "We've done the street-level heroes, and we've done the billionaire superheroes. We've now done the cosmic side with Thor and Avengers and most obviously with [Guardians of the Galaxy}, but there's a whole other side of the Marvel comics, which is that supernatural side - the interdimensional side of the Marvel universe.

"Doctor Strange is, I believe, our entry point into that other realm, which has dozens of characters and storylines all of its own."

Feige went on to refer to Doctor Strange as being "very, very important" to the future of the Marvel film series.

"[This is] a journey of a man who's »

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The Week in Spandex – Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Doctor Strange, Batman v Superman, Aquaman, DC TV and more

21 June 2014 4:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Captain America 3, The Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Malignant Man, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, The Batman, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Heroes Reborn and more…

With less than six weeks to go until its release, Marvel Studios has stepped up the promotional for Guardians of the Galaxy this week, releasing a UK trailer packed with exciting new footage from the film [watch the trailer here], as well as a couple of TV spots [see here], an international poster [see here], and a series of official images featuring Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Groot (Vin Diesel), Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) and Korath the Pursuer (Djimon Hounsou) [see here and here]. The James Gunn »

- Gary Collinson

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Doctor Strange Has Found Another Film Writer

20 June 2014 9:49 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Marvel has found a writer for their new Doctor Strange film.

The first draft of the film was scripted by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer.  However, Deadline announced Marvel has been in contact with Jon Spaihts to re-write the first of several films starring Doctor Strange.  The short list of mystics up for the role are, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Jared Leto.

Jon is working on The Mummy and The Black Hole remakes.  He is also known for Prometheus, which was "not a prequel" of the Alien franchise...let face it, it Was.

Deadline also reported that Marvel is trying to get production rolling as soon as possible.  This seems a little dangerous to me as this could spell disaster for the new franchise.

Comic Book MOVIEDoctor StrangeFilmJoshua OppenheimerThomas Dean DonnellyJon SpaihtsTom Hardybenedict cumberbatchJared LetoMARVEL COMICSMarvel Studios »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Mike Petty)

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Kevin Feige Talks Doctor Strange And Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man

20 June 2014 9:38 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Once Marvel heads into Phase Three of its ever-expanding cinematic universe, we’ll start seeing the studio take even bigger risks with lesser known characters headlining their own films, like Ant-Man and Doctor Strange. Both movies have been talked about for years, but have only really been making waves in the news cycle lately thanks to some pretty major director and writer updates for both.

As I’m sure you’re well aware of by now, Ant-Man went through a pretty extensive director search when Edgar Wright, who had been working on the film since before there even was a Marvel Studios, dropped out due to “creative differences” and some pretty major script changes. Doctor Strange, on the other hand, has merely been on Kevin Feige’s wishlist since the beginning of the McU, but the project is finally taking shape with director Scott Derrickson and writer Jon Spaihts.

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- James Garcia

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Marvelous DA7E #51: Marvel/Spider/DC Universe Roundup

20 June 2014 11:31 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Welcome to Issue 51 of The Marvelous DA7E!

What Is This? If this is your first time, know that Da7e is a crazy fan of comic book movie franchises. He's less a fan of coherent sentences. He thinks being a fan of something is the greatest way of loving it. 

This week: So much happened, let's speculate about our main 3 universes (sorry Fox, try harder)

Oh man, it feels like it’s been a long time since we’ve talked some superhero movie news and rumors. And there’s all this Star Wars stuff happening. While I often feel Bad Robot is laughing at me, I don't always feel that way about my Marvelous Speculations. I get my fandoms a little mixed up like a sweet-sweet cocktail. Other times I wonder if Disney is just my emotional counterpoint, gripping all the franchises I love in their Mickey Mouse gloves without really caring. »

- Da7e

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