Doctor Strange: The Actor Shortlist Revealed


A big question among movie fans right now is who will play Doctor Strange. For a while, Joaquin Phoenix was seemingly a lock for the role but has since left. Now, the shortlist for the role has been released. This is all according to Variety, who broke the Civil War story yesterday (read the article here) so this is not coming from Marvel. Keep that in mind. 

According to Variety, the actor shortlist for Doctor Strange is Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ewan McGregor.   


One thing that really strikes me about this list is talent. There's a lot of talent in this list. And no real unknowns. Marvel has in the past cast relatively unknown actors for their roles (Chris Hemsworth) but everyone on this list is well known, many of them being Oscar-nominated or Oscar-winning actors. I'm still holding out that Benedict Cumberbatch will be Doctor Strange but if I had to choose from this list, I'd go with either Oscar Isaac or Matthew McConaughey. 

What do you think of the shortlist? Who would be your first pick? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

Written by: Nate
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