Another Marvel panel at Comic-Con has come and gone, and there was no mention of Doctor Strange. I was hoping that there would be a casting announcement, but it didn't happen. As of right now the list of potential actors who could join the film include Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy, Jared Leto, and most recently, Joaquin Pheonix.
Thanks to /Film we have a little update on the film from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who talked about the character and what he will bring to their cinematic universe.
"Doctor Strange is a classic Marvel origin story, because he’s got one of the best origins ever. And it is our opportunity to take a left turn into the supernatural.
"Now, what is the definition of “supernatural”? It varies. We like the idea of playing with alternate dimensions. [Doctor] Strange, in a very [Steve] Ditko, crazy astro-trip way, traveling through dimensions and traveling through other realms is something we think is very cool. And playing with perceptions of reality.
"I just watched the Neil deGrasse Tyson Cosmos series, which is amazing, and which may as well be an acid trip. It may as well be Doc Strange! It is a mind-bending [series], all based in physics and based in quantum mechanics, and we’re going to play a lot with the notion of that as an explanation for how the sorcerers do what they do."
I love this character, and I'm very excited to see what other sorcerer characters he introduces into their universe because Strange isn't going to be the only one. They are opening up the world to a whole breed of superheroes, super villains and superpowers.