A number of names have been linked to the role of Doctor Strange, and the latest is Her star Joaquin Phoenix. The Academy Award nominated actor recently passed up the chance to play the villainous Lex Luthor in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it now seems like he’ll be the next unlikely choice wooed by Marvel Studios.

Phoenix’s name has apparently come up a number of times recently, and while there’s still no deal in place, he said to have met with Marvel and discussed playing the character who will likely hit the big screen in 2016.

Whether the studio will be able to convince the actor to sign a multi-picture contract to play Doctor Strange remains to be seen, and though Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy may be unavailable due to scheduling conflicts, other rumoured candidates like Jared Leto and Justin Theroux could still be chosen out of left field.

Sinister’s Scott Derrickson is directing from a script by Jon Spaihts, and we will likely learn who is playing Doctor Strange and a number of other Marvel announcements at their panel at the San Diego Comic-Con tomorrow night. How would you guys feel about Phoenix playing the Sorcerer Supreme?

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