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Doctor Strange is one of the next big movies on Marvel’s slate, and we’re starting to get a good picture of what the film will offer. Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Deliver Us From Evil) is directing and Jon Spaihts is writing the latest script draft. While Joaquin Phoenix has reportedly been in talks for the lead […]
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- Russ Fischer
Washington, July 26: Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to star in the upcoming Marvel project 'Doctor Strange.'
Though it is not confirmed if the 39-year-old actor would accept the role, a source claimed to the Hollywood Reporter, that the deal for the Scott Derrickson directed project was already ahead of the offer stage.
The film, which is being scripted by Jon Spaihts, centers on the former neurosurgeon who serves as the chief protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats, Sorcerer Supreme.
- Diksha Singh
It was recently reported that Marvel has been in talks with Benedict Cumberbatch to play the lead in the upcoming "Doctor Strange" movie. The actor wouldn't confirm anything, but said that he may not be able to fit the film into his schedule. And now, THR and Deadline are reporting that Joaquin Phoenix has been offered the role. He has yet to accept it, but is reportedly interested enough to meet with Marvel and discuss it. He was even spotted buying "Doctor Strange" comics in England. "Doctor Strange" will be directed by Scott Derrickson from a script by Jon Spaihts. A release date has yet to be announced. »
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
The 39-year-old star is reported to be in tentative talks to play the neurosurgeon-turned-superhero in an upcoming movie based on the character, according to Variety.
Kevin Feige, who has frequently voiced his support for a big screen adaptation of the comic character, is thought to be producing the film.
Doctor Strange debuted in 1963's Strange Tales, before featuring in his own series of comics.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 »
(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
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 ...
- H. Shaw-Williams
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
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
While doing press for his upcoming supernatural thriller Deliver Us from Evil, Édgar Ramírez 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 Édgar Ramírez 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.
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.
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 Prometheus’ Jon 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
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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