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Comic Strip: Warner Bros. Announces A Slew of Superhero Movies While Marvel Plots a Civil War

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ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Warner Bros. makes big superhero plans, Marvel wants to start a Civil War, and a certain actress may be playing a certain character in 'Batman vs. Superman.'

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‘Doctor Strange’ Eyeing Colin Farrell, Joaquin Phoenix Still Possible?

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Here we go again! Another day, and yet another 'Doctor Strange' update: the latest news has Marvel adding one -- just one -- more name to the ever-growing list of possible stars to play the Sorcerer Supreme, while we've learned that at least a couple of actors haven't quite been crossed off that list just yet: most notably Joaquin Phoenix, who had previously been in negotiations with Marvel over the summer.

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‘Doctor Strange’ Eyes Ryan Gosling, ‘Suicide Squad’ Also Wants Gosling, Will Smith, and Tom Hardy

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Ryan Gosling is taking lots of meetings this week, and in the war between Marvel and DC, a new battle has emerged: the battle over Ryan Gosling's soul. Gosling is being considered for not only the role of 'Doctor Strange,' but also for a part in DC's 'Suicide Squad' film, which, as it was announced earlier today, is being directed by David Ayer. And buried somewhere else in all this news: Gosling might also play Houdini.

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‘Doctor Strange’ Casting Back to Square One: Now Matthew McConaughey and Jake Gyllenhaal in the Mix

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For a long time, Marvel had their eye on Joaquin Phoenix to star in 'Doctor Strange.' In fact, he was far enough along in his negotiations that Marvel hoped to bring him out on stage at Comic-Con to introduce him to the crowd. Phoenix, in case you haven't noticed, is mercurial and negotiations stalled. And, then they stalled some more. And, then finally Marvel decided to move on completely. Now, here we are back at square one as Marvel has a completely new shortlist of actors to star in their next superhero film. We previously told you about Ewan McGregor, but who else does Marvel have their eye on?

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Is ‘Doctor Strange’ Eyeing Ewan McGregor Now?

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Now that Joaquin Phoenix is out of the running for Marvel's 'Doctor Strange,' we're sure to be hearing more big names as the search is on for a major star to become the Sorcerer Supreme. And here's the latest rumor: Ewan McGregor is the current favorite to fill those magic shoes.

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Comic Strip: ‘Doctor Strange’ Setback, ‘Iron Man 4′ Status and More

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ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Joaquin Phoenix officially drops out of 'Doctor Strange,' 'Fantastic Four' offers a small update, and a bunch of clips from your superhero TV show of choice are available to watch.

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Joaquin Phoenix No Longer in Talks to Play ‘Doctor Strange’

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Awhile ago we had heard that 'Her' and 'Inherent Vice' star Joaquin Phoenix was in talks for the role of Doctor Strange in Marvel's upcoming film, and all signs seemed to suggest that this could actually happen. However, the latest development is that talks with the Oscar-nominated actor have officially ended, and Marvel is already looking elsewhere.

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‘Doctor Strange’ Casting Rumor: Is Ethan Hawke Replacing Joaquin Phoenix?

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After months of negotiations, Joaquin Phoenix still hasn't accepted the title role in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' and if you want to believe that latest rumor floating around the internet, Phoenix's hesitation and resistance is Ethan Hawke's gain. Yep, according to at least one source, Hawke is now the new frontrunner to play Marvel's cinematic Sorcerer Supreme.

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Comic Strip: ‘Deadpool’ Gets a Movie, ‘Gotham’ Premieres, and Aquaman in ‘Man of Steel’?

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ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, 'Suicide Squad' is targeted for a cinematic adaptation, 'Deadpool' finally gets the green light, and every DC show reveals something new.

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TNT Secures TV Rights to ‘Avengers 2′ and Four Future Marvel Movies

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If you thought studios securing release dates years in advance for movies that don't even have titles yet was crazy, you haven't seen anything yet. Now, television networks are now buying the rights to air those untitled movies years before they're even released in theaters. Specifically, TNT has signed on the dotted line with Marvel Studios to air the next five Marvel movies, which includes 'Avengers 2,' 'Captain America 3,' 'Ant-Man' and, um, two others.

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