Doctor Strange has been confirmed for July 16 and the front runner awaiting confirmation is Joaquin Phoenix. However, given Phoenix’s history of being absolutely crazy I think it’s a good idea to have a back-up plan just in case he decides to walk the line and gets cold feet.
6. Benedict Cumberbatch
He’s at the top of his game and I think any studio that can fit him into a movie role would jump at the chance to do so. If Marvel wants to keep the role serious and fill seats with a name then this would be the way to go. It’s also clear he could carry the role with his voice alone. Anyone who plays Doctor Strange is going to need to be able to yell non-sense words in an intimidating voice.
5. Bryan Cranston
America misses him and “Godzilla” was not enough to bring back the deep acting we know he can do. I think if they are looking for an actor who can show Strange’s depth and tragedy in his character then Cranston should have topped the list. We also know he could carry the voice. Can’t you just hear mystic mumbo-jumbo in a deep scary Heisenberg voice.