The rumors are a-swirling as it is being reported that Jared Leto is being eyed for the lead role in the upcoming Doctor Strange film adaptation.
According to Badass Digest, Marvel “likes” Leto for surgeon-turned-sorcerer Stephen Strange. Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange (known as Doctor Strange) is a superhero created by Marvel. Doctor Strange is a former neurosurgeon who serves as the Sorcerer Supreme — the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats.
It was reported last week that Sinister director Scott Derrickson was in talks to direct the film. Marvel has yet to comment, but Derrickson tweeted out a picture of himself with a Dr. Strange comic – stating that it would be his next project.
Leto is an Academy Award winner who is most known for his roles on Dallas Buyers Club, Requiem for a Dream, and Mr. Nobody. He also took home an Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club.
There is no word yet on whether Leto is truly in talks for the role or if the internet (once again) is getting ahead of itself.