That Crazy Old Wizard Ewan McGregor Is In The Running For Doctor Strange

Could the young Obi-Wan Kenobi become Marvel's Sorceror Supreme?

It's rumor time!

With Joaquin Phoenix out of the running for Doctor Strange Marvel has had to go back to the drawing board to figure out who will headline their next big franchise. They have their director, they're getting their script together, they just need their star. So who is it gonna be?

Yesterday a new source contacted me and said that Ewan McGregor had been prepping for the role - doing the usual research actors do when looking at taking on an adaptation or existing character. I contacted one of my usual sources and asked if this was true, and I was told "They're looking at him."

Looking at him! That's sort of vague, I'll admit it, but with the casting starting over again this at least tells us what direction Marvel is taking the character. I was kind of hoping that with Phoenix out they might go alternative - a black actor, perhaps - but they're hitting white and middle aged (Phoenix is 39, McGregor is 43). 

What do you think? Should Marvel keep 'looking at' Ewan McGregor? Before you talk about his looks, check out this picture of Ewan made over for his role in Jane Got A Gun: