Marvel's big Comic-Con panel is tomorrow, and fans are going to be treated to all kinds of announcements and footage for their slate of upcoming films. The rumor mill on the casting for Doctor Strange continues to roll on. The Wrap is reporting that Joaquin Phoenix is now in the running to take on the Sorcerer Supreme. The report says:
"While insiders caution there is no deal in place yet, multiple sources say Phoenix is in consideration and has had discussions about the movie."
It was previously reported that Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Jared Leto were in the running. Cumberbatch himself teased the role at Comic-Con yesterday, and you can watch him talk about it here.
Phoenix is an incredible actor, but I just don't see him in the role of Strange. As a long time fan of the character, he just doesn't seem to fit. It also seems like a film that he wouldn't be interested in doing, but ya never know. Scott Derrickson is currently set to direct the film, and it will be interesting to see what he does with it. I hope Marvel makes the big official casting announcement on Saturday!