Ever since Joaquin Phoenix dropped out of negotiations to play Doctor Strange in Marvel’s forthcoming adaptation, the rumour mill has clanked back into gear as to who might take his place.
Keanu Reeves has been one of the names linked to the role, and the man himself has taken time out to discuss the speculation, and his take on signing up for superhero movies in general.
“From a practical standpoint, the idea of a long-time contract is sort of ‘errr’ because you want to make sure the material is up to a certain level,” said Reeves of the commitment required to star in a Marvel franchise. “Like the good or great level.”
“I like the idea,” he continued. “I go to those kinds of movies. I grew up on them and comics and graphic novels. [ But ] I didn’t know Doctor Strange as a character, I didn’t read that as a kid.”
“I’m gonna have to read it. I remember reading something… 'Who’s going to play Doctor Strange?' Would I be good for the role?”
Feel free to answer that in the comments below… Doctor Strange will open in the US on 8 July 2016 with a UK date to be confirmed.