Oscar winner Jared Leto joins short list of actors for Doctor Strange


When we reported earlier that Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy were on a short list of actors that Marvel is eyeing for Doctor Strange, we didn’t know who else would be on that list.

Thanks to Deadline, we have another name to add to that list. Turns out the rumors that Marvel was looking at Jared Leto for the titular role were indeed true. As Deadline said, “they have a short list of actors that includes Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch, and I now hear that Dallas Buyers Club star Jared Leto is also on that list.


There’s no denying that Leto is a multi-talented guy. Other than being the lead singer for 30 Seconds to Mars, Leto received rave reviews for his performance in Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream and recently won an Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club. Needless to say, if Leto does beat geek favorites Cumberbatch and Hardy (and whoever else is on the list) for the role, I know Leto would crush it. He would add an air of gravitas that the role of Stephen Strange would need.

Doctor Strange is set to be released during Marvel’s Phase Three window.

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