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Last month, we reported that actor Joaquin Phoenix was in negotiations with Marvel Studios to play the title role in Doctor Strange, with a new report emerging this week that the actor is close to finalizing his deal.

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

Joaquin Phoenix in Final Talks for 'Doctor Strange'? Marvel is reportedly close to finalizing a deal with Joaquin Phoenix to play Doctor Strange, according to a new report from Collider.We reported just over a month ago that Joaquin Phoenix had entered negotiations to play Doctor Steven Strange, but the fact that his deal still hasn't been finalized lead to a number of other casting rumors, including this week's report that Jack Huston is in contention for the coveted role.

Joaquin Phoenix Reportedly in "Final Talks" for 'Doctor Strange'

6:21 PM 8/28/2014 by Jeff Giles
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Hey, remember when Joaquin Phoenix fooled a bunch of people into thinking he was going to retire from acting to pursue a career in rap? Ha, ha, ha! If he'd followed that up by telling everyone he wanted to star in a movie about the Marvel Comics hero Doctor Strange, it would have seemed like another piece of insane performance art, but here we are in 2014, and Joaquin Phoenix starring in Marvel's Doctor Strange movie appears to be all but a done deal.

'Seventh Son' Debuts New Trailer, Still Seems Kind of Sad

6:09 PM 8/28/2014 by Jeff Giles
Seventh Son
It's been bumped so many times that we'd honestly kind of forgotten it hadn't actually come out, but no -- Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore's The Seventh Son is still on the Universal schedule, where it's currently slated to come out on (long pause) February 6, 2015.

Jack Huston Is The Latest Rumoured Choice For Doctor Strange And Jeremy Renner thinks Hawkeye might show up in Captain America 3We’re in that fuzzy, transitional period where a film moves from the vapourware status to reality in the evolution of Marvel’s Doctor Strange. With Scott Derrickson confirmed to direct, the casting rumours for the title character have been flying thick and fast, landing on various known quantities such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy, Jared Leto and, during Comic-Con, Joaquin Phoenix, who was reportedly in early talks. The latest name to add to the list?

"The funny thing about the internet is you can have rumors go on about possible jobs, and possible things that you have no idea," Jon Hamm told Digital Spy when they asked about rumors that he was in contention to play Stephen Strange. "Maybe, I don't know. It's funny when the internet knows more about you than you do, but maybe they've been talking to someone at Marvel. I certainly wasn't approached about it, but I do like Dr. Strange.

‘Love is Strange’ Review: John Lithgow and Alfred Molina Play Homeless Husbands in a Classic New York Story If the struggle for gay marriage has taught us anything, it's that love is patient, love is kind, but same-sex love is a fount of bureaucratic nightmares. Add the barricade-like prices of the Manhattan rental market and the hopeless labyrinth of government housing assistance, and you've got the perfect recipe for an apoplectic fit. Rage is sublimated into despondency in “Love is Strange,” a practical-minded tale of love in limbo.

Many expected Marvel to make a big announcement involving DOCTOR STRANGE at this year's SDCC, but unfortunately it just didn't happen. In fact, besides casting rumors like this one, there hasn't been a lot of news about the project since it was announced Scott Derrickson will be directing the film from a script by Jon Spaihts. Devin Faraci from Badass Digest recently appeared on Meet... Read More...

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