After Joaquin Phoenix exited negotiations for the title role in Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE adaptation last month, fans worried and wondered who would be chosen to take on the tricky but thrilling role.
Now, Variety has released a shortlist of actors being considered to replace Phoenix, reportedly provided to them by Hollywood insiders. There are six actors vying for the role, some of which we’ve heard rumors about before and some names that are just popping up. They are…
- Jared Leto (DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM)
- Oscar Isaac (STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS)
- Matthew McConaughey (DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, INTERSTELLAR)
- Ewan McGregor (STAR WARS I-III, THE ISLAND)
- Jake Gyllenhaal (PRISONERS, NIGHTCRAWLER)
- Ethan Hawke (TRAINING DAY, GATTACA)
The article does not suggest any front-runners among the six, despite some having more fan support than others.
Who would you most like to see play DOCTOR STRANGE?