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Things You Didn't Know About Doctor Strange

We couldn't get more excited about the approaching release of Doctor Strange. (we'll take anything with Cumberbatch). Here are some things you probably didn't know about the history of the approaching movie.

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There are reports saying that Joaquin Phoenix of The Gladiator, and going crazy on David Letterman fame "has had discussions" with Marvel and director, Scott Derrickson about playing Doctor Strange in The Marvel MCU. Hopefully we'll find out more at Comic-Con during Marvel's panel tomorrow.

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Marvel needs to hurry up and confirm someone for Doctor Strange. Every other day, there's another rumor about a different tall, dark and brooding actor set to play The Sorcerer Supreme. Today isn't any different.

Deadline is reporting that every girl's dream, Benny C, is already in talks with Marvel Studios. Kevin Feige's not so secret press conference is tomorrow, so there's hope that this'll finally be settled. Until then, we'll keep our skepticism:

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As Marvel enters Phase 3 of its cinematic universe, the superhero juggernaut will be introducing a lot of new characters to its roster. In a na interview with IGN, Marvel head Kevin Feige had something to say about how they're handling Doctor Strange,

For some reason people sometimes talked about how we're not doing an origin story, we're bored of origin stories. I think people are bored of origin stories they've seen before or origin stories that are overly familiar... Doctor Strange has one of the best, most classic, most unique origin stories of any hero we have, so why wouldn't we do that? That was sort of always the plan. How you tell that origin, perhaps there are ways to twist it or play with that, but for the most part, it's a gift when the comics have something with such clarity of story and of character. That doesn't always happen in the comics, and when it does, you use it.

Marvel's new take on the Spider-Man seems to highlight this point. Rumors are suggesting that Peter Parker will be a year into his web slinging when he's introduced in Captain America: Civil War next year. Audiences have already watched Uncle Ben's death twice since 2002, and frankly no one wnats to hear "with great power, comes great responsibility" ever again.

Maybe the origin story isn't dead. Maybe it's just time to stop showing Spider-Man and Batman's.

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Just a few hours ago Mikkelsen uploaded this picture while on the set of Doctor Strange. Suffice to say, the guy has clearly seen some sh*t. Those tortured eyes speak to some tough times, tough times indeed. Speculation's already runnin' wild over who Mikkelsen might be playing in the movie. Already with his character being described as an ancient sorcerer fresh on the lam from the Ancient One, and busy starting up his own sect, I'd have wagered a guess on Baron Mordo; but Chiwetel Ejiofor's already playing Mordo. 

So, perhaps Dorammu? Or one of Doctor Strange's many magically gifted, demonic foes?