Marvel Studios was hoping to cast Joaquin Phoenix as Doctor Strange for their Phase Three adventure, with the actor in talks for the title role since July. However, he ultimately passed on the role earlier this month, with Marvel now back at square one trying to determine who will play the Sorcerer Supreme. Some have suggested that John Wick star Keanu Reeves would be perfect to play Doctor Strange, although the actor admitted in an interview with Screen Rant that he hasn't heard about the project.
The site listed the actor as one of five actors they would like to see as Doctor Strange, and when they asked if he would be interested in playing the title role, he had this to say.
"Yeah - you know, I don't know a lot about Doctor Strange."
He went on to add that he will check out the character.
"After this, I'm going to go check it out, because I heard about that. So I can't speak knowledgeably about 'Doctor Strange.' But would I be good for the guy?"
When the interviewer said he would be perfect for Dr. Stephen Strange, the actor had this to say.
"Cool. Well, I've gotta check it out. Because I like that kind of stuff."
The actor went on to say that he grew up on superhero movies, and that his action-thriller John Wick fits into the superhero world.
"Yeah, I mean, to me, I love that - I think 'John Wick' falls into this in a sense, the world creation. I like those movies. I go to those movies. I grew up on those movies. I like acting in those movies. You get to do fun, cool **** and entertain. I love all that."