Previously, Marvel Studios was supposedly wrapping up final negotiations with Joaquin Phoenix to star as Dr. Stephen Strange, but now it appears Hawke has now emerged as the front-runner, according to This is Infamous.
Hawke is in negotiations on a six-picture deal, which would allow Strange to appear in his own solo film as well as any “Avengers” or “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies.
While Phoenix is super talented, I was never totally sold on him as Strange. I could see Hawke giving Strange a darker, more mysterious edge. What do you think?