Joaquin Phoenix Won’t Be Playing Doctor Strange

For quite some time, Joaquin Phoenix has been in talks with Marvel to star in their forthcoming Doctor Strange film, but according to THR it appears those talks have finally fallen apart. It’s too bad, as Phoenix would have been an interesting fit for the Sorcerer Supreme.

Scott Derrickson is still directing the film, and they’re currently searching for a new leading man. The newest name being passed around, of course, is that Ethan Hawke is up for the role, but that’s still just sort of an ethereal, unfounded rumor at this point.

Who knows what will happen.


Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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