The Marvel Cinematic Universe fans have known Doctor Strange as Benedict Cumberbatch. But he is not the only Doctor Strange over the course of the Marvel comic books. There have been many before him, there will be many after him.
A new rumour (based on facts) has taken over the Marvel Universe, Benedict Cumberbatch is leaving the MCU after Doctor Strange 2. The Multiverse of Madness movie is all set to introduce a new Sorcerer Supreme.
Could Joaquin Phoenix replace Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange?
- A Marvel Phase 4 movie, Doctor Strange 2: Multiverse of Madness is all set to release on 5 May 2021.
- According to reports, Benedict Cumberbatch is leaving the MCU after Doctor Strange 2.
- Joaquin Phoenix could be Marvel’s next Doctor Strange!
The Multiverse of Madness: Benedict Cumberbatch’s contract is coming to an end
Last summer, Marvel Studios confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch will make a second appearance in a stand-alone film titled, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
But after the second Doctor Strange movie, it is quite unclear whether Cumberbatch will be extending his contract with the Marvel Studio for future cameos and such.
Over the years, the fans have gotten used to his face as Doctor Strange. But back in 2014, Marvel Studios had well-known faces lined up for the role. According to Cheatsheet and Screenrant, there will be a new Doctor Strange who will be introduced in the Marvel Phase 4 movie.
Joaquin Phoenix could be the next Doctor Strange
The actor recently proved his brilliance with the 2019 DC movie, Joker. But did you know that back in 2014, Joaquin Phoenix was almost finalised for the role of Marvel’s Doctor Strange?
You might never have seen Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange has Joaquin Phoenix not turned down the role.
In fact, Phoenix was in the final stages of being cast in MCU. But he pulled out at the last moment in October 2014. Apparently, he was not comfortable with the demands and the press commitments that came with the role.
But surely Marvel Studios could mold its strict terms for an actor of the ranks of Joaquin Phoenix! Don’t you agree?
Do you think Joaquin Phoenix would make a good Doctor Strange and would successfully be able to replace Benedict Cumberbatch? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.