Today was the junket for Inherent Vice, and now that Benedict Cumberbatch is confirmed for Doctor Strange, I asked Phoenix how close he actually got to playing the role. He answered, “I don’t know.”
Luckily my colleague Don Kaye of Den of Geek and Blastr was there to follow up. Kaye asked Phoenix if it was uncomfortable that his Marvel negotiations were so public. To that, Phoenix reflected on his consideration for Doctor Strange.