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Top 6 Doctor Strange Actors if Phoenix Can’t ‘Walk The Line’

Top 6 Doctor Strange Actors if Phoenix Can’t ‘Walk The Line’

Joaquin Phoenix Doctor Strange

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.


Benedict Cumberbatch Doctor Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch

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.

Bryan Cranston Doctor Strange

Bryan Cranston

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.

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Madison Smart-McCarthy
Madison Smart-McCarthy

I have to commend Mike on his thorough and creative list of potential back-up plans for Dr. Strange. Although I don’t doubt Phoenix’s acting abilities (especially after the movie “Her”), he just doesn’t do it for me as Dr. Strange. Some of these actors are obvious choices, such as Benedict Cumberbatch. I mean who doesn’t love Sherlock Holmes transitioning into Star Trek and future Disney villains? But my personal favorite that Mike selected —drum roll please — has to be Mel Gibson. Mel Gibson has shown that he can carry the magnitude of a charismatic, somewhat unhinged, hero. Also, this… Read more »

Mike McCarthy
Mike McCarthy

Thanks for backing me up.