Add one more actor to the list of potential candidates to play Doctor Strange as it’s said Ryan Gosling has met with Marvel Studios for the role.
Previously, six actors were named in possible contention for Doctor Strange, which included Ethan Hawke, Ewan McGregor, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and Oscar Isaac.
THR states that Ryan Gosling recently met with Marvel Studios to discuss starring in Doctor Strange.
All these names have surfaced as a result of the apparent departure of Joaquin Phoenix, who was stated to be a lock to play Doctor Strange, but then it was said Phoenix turned down the offer because he did not want to sign a lengthy multi-picture deal that Marvel requires.
It was also previously said that Marvel would like a big star for the role of Stephen Strange. From that we can speculate Marvel may want a big-named actor because of the importance Doctor Strange will play going into the Phase 3 films and beyond.
Keanu Reeves has also popped up in connection to Doctor Strange as Reeves recently said he would look into the character when it was suggested he was a fan-favorite choice to play the character.
Doctor Strange hits July 8, 2016 directed by Scott Derrickson.