Joaquin Phoenix: No Regrets about Not Playing Doctor Strange!

No Comments
Joaquin Phoenix admires the Marvel Cinematic Universe but doesn't regret turning down the role of Doctor Strange!

Benedict Cumberbatch played the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Doctor Strange, but the studio had approached Joaquin Phoenix in 2014 about taking on the role. The Gladiator star took a pass, and never regretted the decision.

The subject came up during a recent interview with Little White Lies to promote his upcoming project (Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot). In response to a question from the interviewer, Phoenix heaped praise on the MCU. He then revealed that both he and Marvel Studios are fine with how everything turned out:

I think they make some great, fun movies. There's nothing wrong"¦I'm not a fucking, like, cinephile. I'm not a snob, and I'm totally fine with"¦I enjoy those movies sometimes, and I think they keep the fucking industry going in some ways, so I don't have a problem with it at all. I think that everybody was…I'm trying to figure out how to say this most diplomatically"¦I think everybody was really happy with how things turned out. All parties were satisfied.

It's unlikely that we’ll ever see Phoenix as a Marvel superhero, but there may still be a chance that he’ll play an iconic DC supervillain. Over the past few weeks, rumors have swirled about the studio’s interest in Phoenix for the lead role in Todd Phillips' origin movie about  The Joker. On top of that, recent rumor had it that the actor had verbally agreed to take on the project, but that could have been an exaggeration.

During a recent conversation with Allocine, the three-time Academy Award nominee acted as though he hadn’t heard about a movie about the Clown Prince of Crime:

What movie about a Joker? I have no idea what you're talking about.

Share your thoughts on Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker, and stay tuned for the latest updates!

Previous Post
New bunch of Avengers: Infinity War promo art spotlights its heroes and villains!
New Avengers: Infinity War Promo Art Spotlights Heroes and Villains!
Next Post
15 new magazine covers featuring Avengers: Infinity War characters and 2 new stills from the movie released!
EW Releases New Covers and Stills for Avengers: Infinity War!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

We use Google Tag Manager to monitor our traffic and to help us AB test new features.

Decline all Services
Accept all Services