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We’re back here again. It’s been a week full of rumors, as talk swirls about who will be in WB’s next DC movie, Suicide Squad, and whether or not Jena Malone is in Batman v Superman. (As it turns out, she is.) On the Marvel side the talk has all been about Doctor Strange. While we once thought Joaquin Phoenix might sign to star in the picture, he moved on. Other names have been floated, with Keanu Reeves coming up more and more often. Another new one is in the mix: Colin Farrell. How could Farrell be Strange if he also has a full season of True Detective to shoot? Timing is everything.

Update: Like John Wick going after his enemies, Keanu Reeves has started to kill rumor talk about Doctor Strange, saying he hasn’t been approached. We have his quotes after the original story below.

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Suicide Squad

The announcement that David Ayer‘s DC Comics Suicide Squad movie was sandwiched between Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman and Justice League kind of made it seem like an afterthought. However, the first round of casting rumors has begun to circulate and they suggest, even if these actors don’t take the rolls, Warner Bros. has high hopes for the supervillain team-up film.

The Hollywood Reporter says that not only is Ryan Gosling being courted for a role, Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Margot Robbie all have offers to appear in the movie. Plus, while we may not know who is up for what role, El Mayimbe on Twitter says the team members who are in the script are Amanda Waller, Deadshot, Harkness and Vixen.

And if that’s not enough, Gosling is also interested in possibly playing Doctor Strange. Read more about the Suicide Squad movie cast rumors below. Read More »

Doctor Strange

For a while there, it looked like the Doctor Strange casting rumors were finally coming to a rest. Then Joaquin Phoenix decided he didn’t want to do the movie after all. That sent Marvel back to square one, and the rest of us gossiping and speculating all over again about who might get the part.

A couple weeks ago, we got word Ethan Hawke was up for the role, and yesterday we heard Ewan McGregor was being looked at as well. Now a new report reveals several more names on the shortlist: Matthew McConaughey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Oscar Isaac, and Jared Leto (again). Hit the jump for all the latest Doctor Strange shortlist.

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Monday, a massive piece of Marvel’s Phase Three fell into place as Robert Downey Jr. joined the cast of Captain America 3. Today, another major piece is continuing to take shape.

Marvel Studio’s Doctor Strange, directed by Scott Derrickson, is expected to be released July 8, 2016. It’s also expected to shoot in London beginning in 2015. What they’re missing is a star. Joaquin Phoenix was close to signing until that fell through and Marvel found themselves back at square one. Now, the latest name to be rumored for the goatee and cape is Ewan McGregor.

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Joaquin Phoenix Won’t Be ‘Doctor Strange’

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Back to the drawing board. Marvel Studios has been working to sign a deal with Joaquin Phoenix to put the actor in costume as Doctor Strange, but those talks have now ended with no deal made. We first started to hear rumblings of that casting choice over the summer, and there was a point where it seemed like Marvel might even be able to announce Phoenix as Strange at Comic Con. But that never happened, and now months later the talks have ended. With Phoenix out, who will play Doctor Strange?  Read More »

SINISTER

When last we left the role of Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange, Joaquin Phoenix was in “final talks.” That was in late August, but Marvel has yet to make an official announcement about the casting. So we wait. Now, a new name is in the mix, reportedly contacted after Joaquin Phoenix wouldn’t make things final. That name is Ethan Hawke, the star most recently seen in Boyhood.

Hawke starred in director Scott Derrickson‘s 2012 hit, Sinister, so he has a relationship with the director. He also has that wise gravitas needed for the role. But is this real? We explore the Ethan Hawke Doctor Strange rumor after the jump. Read More »

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‘Doctor Strange’ Coming in Summer 2016

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Doctor Strange has been in development for who-even-remembers-how-long at this point, and in just two more years it’ll finally become a reality. A new report indicates that the superhero saga is set for a July 2016 opening, with preparations already underway for a mid-2015 shoot.

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Doctor Strange Joaquin Phoenix

Rumors about who might play Doctor Strange have been swirling for years now, involving everyone from Justin Theroux to Benedict Cumberbatch. But as Phase Three draws near, it’s time for Marvel to zero in on some serious contenders. And today, we’ve heard that their top pick is none other than Joaquin Phoenix. Hit the jump to get the dirt on Doctor Strange Joaquin Phoenix.

Update: Sites such as THR and Deadline are now saying that Phoenix is beyond the offer stage and into actual talks for the role. Phoenix has yet to accept the role, but things are moving forward.

Update 2: On August 28, Collider reports that Phoenix is in final talks for the part.

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Jack Huston in Parade's End

Back in July, it was widely reported that Joaquin Phoenix was in talks for the lead role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange. However, nothing’s come of those talks since then, and that means it’s time for another round of Doctor Strange casting rumors.

The latest one is that Jack Huston is now in the running for the role. The Boardwalk Empire star isn’t as famous as some of the other folks who’ve been linked to the part in the past, but that may be exactly why he makes sense. Hit the jump for more on the Jack Huston Doctor Strange rumor.

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