Ewan McGregor Eyed for Doctor Strange?

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We learned earlier this month that Joaquin Phoenix, long rumored to play Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme, was no longer in contention for Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange. Today, a new name has been thrown out as a contender for the part with Badass Digest claiming that Ewan McGregor is among those being considered.

Doctor Strange is based on the character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, who made his first appearance in 1963’s “Strange Tales” #110. It follows the adventures of Stephen Strange (nodded at in this year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier), a brilliant neurosurgeon who, following a car accident, loses precision in his hands. His quest to regain his former skills sets Strange on a path to become the “Master of the Mystic Arts.”

McGregor, whose credits range from Trainspotting to the Star Wars prequels, can next be seen in Mortdecai opposite Johnny Depp and in Jane Got a Gun opposite his Star Wars co-star Natalie Portman.

Although no official release date has been set for the film, the time table for production would lead one to believe that Doctor Strange will land on the July 8, 2016 release date that Marvel has already bookmarked for a theatrical release.

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