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Latino Review, which has been parceling out what it contends are details of Marvel’s Doctor Strange script, now reports “trusted sources” say the studio wants Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play the Sorcerer Supreme.
“Now at press time, we are not saying that an offer has been made, that talks have even engaged and who knows, Levitt and his team are probably unaware,” the website writes, “BUT we are hearing that Marvel execs internally are discussing that Levitt is who they figure would be ideal.”
With a run that includes Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, Looper and the upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (we’ll skip over Premium Rush), it’s likely Gordon-Levitt is on the wish lists of a lot of studios. So it’s not difficult to imagine that Marvel executives have their eye on the 32-year-old actor and several of his contemporaries. Even Latino Review concedes it can’t say for sure whether anyone in Gordon-Levitt’s camp has been contacted about Doctor Strange; surely, Marvel would wait until the movie has been officially announced, and possibly a director in place, before it began pursing potential stars.
That official announcement could come as soon as Saturday, during Marvel’s Hall H presentation at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has already confirmed that Doctor Strange is part of the Phase Three plans, and it seems likely the project will be matched with a 2016 or 2017 release date during the panel.