10 Movie & TV Spoilers We Didn’t Know Last Week (16th Oct)

10. Ewan McGregor Could Play Doctor Strange

Last week we let it rip that Joaquin Phoenix, who had reportedly been in talks to play Doctor Strange in Marvel's upcoming movie of the same name, was out for the count and had declined the role. Now, we're hearing that Ewan McGregor - best known for his turns in Star Wars: Episodes I, II and III and Trainspotting - is being considered for the part. Which is... well, completely unexpected, to say the least. Okay, so, as it stands, all we know is that Marvel have been "looking" at the actor, which doesn't really give much away. Still, the fact that McGregor has been approached - or has possibly met with studio heads - opens up a lot of possibilities for the future of the Doctor Strange flick. No, he isn't quite as inherently "weird" or "quirky" when compared to the other considerations, but he's still a huge talent.

Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.