Is Ethan Hawke Set To Play Doctor Strange?
After months of speculation regarding who will commit to the role of Doctor Strange for Marvel Studios, one name seems to have finally been confirmed, maybe.
Joaquin Phoenix was believed to have been Marvel's first choice to play the Sorcerer Supreme for a long while, but with Phoenix failing to commit himself to the role, Marvel seem to be heading in another direction. A report on This is Infamous is claiming that Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Sinister) may well have bagged himself the lead role in the film.
The report states that Hawke was offered the role at the weekend, and things moved along quicker than anyone anticipated and that Hawke may have even penned a six film contract with Marvel. It should also be noted that Doctor Strange will be directed by Scott Derrickson, who directed Hawke in 2012's Sinister, which gives the rumour a little more credibility.
Doctor Strange is set to be released in 2016, and will begin shooting sometime next year.
Source: This Is Infamous