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Marvel Wants Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Lead ‘Doctor Strange’?

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It seems Marvel is not giving up on Joseph Gordon-Levitt. After considering him for the role of Peter Quill/Star-Lord for their upcoming ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ a role which ultimately went to the now-chiseled Chris Pratt, rumor has it that the thriving studio behind ‘The Avengers’ wants the ‘Dark Knight Rises’ star to become their ‘Doctor Strange.’

News of Gordon-Levitt broke on Latino-Review, who said that this is indeed the rumor going around Marvel, as they neither confirm nor deny that an offer or even talks have been extended to the star.

As we previously reported, Marvel gave the lead role in ‘Guardians’ to JGL to turn down or accept if he so chose, though he ended up dropping it for ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.’ Not to mention there was also talk of him donning the black cape as the next Batman for either a standalone film or an appearance in the ‘Man of Steel’ saga — and we all know what happened with those projects.

The still-rising star followed up his performance in Christopher Nolan’s finale to the ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy with roles in ‘Premium Rush,’ ‘Looper’ and ‘Lincoln.’ Plus he’s got his upcoming directorial debut, ‘Don Jon,’ and is poised to launch his HitRecord TV series in January of next year. So will Marvel lock him down for the start of a potential franchise when the price tag he carries is so high, and considering all his projects in the works?

Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ will re-imagine the classic Sorcerer Supreme for the big screen, in which Stephen Strange, a talented neurosurgeon, suffers irreparable damage and must leave his practice to ultimately discover his true calling as Earth’s protector from supernatural threats. With three dates set for unannounced Marvel movies, we’re hoping to hear more about this project at the upcoming Comic-Con panel.

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