Monday 22 July 2019

Colin Farrell latest actor linked to Marvel's Doctor Strange

Colin Farrell.
Colin Farrell.
In this undated movie still provided by Twentieth Century Fox, the crime lord Kingpin, played by Michael Clarke Duncan, left, hires Bullseye, played by Colin Farrell, in a scene from the movie "Daredevil"
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Irish actor Colin Farrell is rumoured to be in talks to play Marvel's neurosurgeon turned superhero Doctor Strange.

Other names in the hat are Star Treks' Benedict Cumberbatch, Keanu Reeves, Justin Theroux , Ryan Gosling, and Oscar Isaac.

However, according to The Wrap, it seems Farrell, Cumberbatch, and Reeves are the front-runners.

Joaquin Phoenix has been ruled out of the running by his rep who said talks are "dead, dead, dead".

Farrell's last superhero outing as Bullseye in Daredevil opposite Ben Affleck was not the best received and, given the actor will be tied up filming the new series of True Detective in the coming months, it may rule him out of the running.

He also has three other films out this year - The Lobster, which was shot in Kerry, Miss Juilie in which he stars opposite Jessica Chastain, and Solace, with Anthony Hopkins.

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