It's being stated that Joaquin Phoenix is currently in talks with Marvel Studios to play Doctor Strange.
The Wrap reports multiple sources have filled them in, and that both Marvel and Phoenix are keeping mum.
It's said no deal is in place, but stated Joaquin Phoenix is being taking under consideration and there have been discussions about the Doctor Strange movie.
It's speculated Doctor Strange will be featured in some way at this weekend's Comic-Con with presumably a confirmation on the release date (IMDb has it has July 8, 2016).
Getting the lead actor announced at the SDCC wouldn't be too bad, either.
Look for more regarding Doctor Strange to come out of the Marvel Studios panel being held on Saturday night.
Scott Derrickson is directing the movie.