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.