Despite not having cast the lead role yet, Marvel has recently announced the official release date for Doctor Strange, which serves as a confirmation that the film is pushing through. Previously, fans speculated on whether the film is progressing or has been sent to development limbo due to lack of solid casting news. The official release date for Doctor Strange (no confirmation on whether this is going to be the exact title yet) is July 8, 2016 in the US.
According to a Screen Daily report, Marvel is currently in “advanced negotiations” with Pinewood-Shepperton studios, with plans to start filming in late 2014/early 2015. The film will be directed by Scott Derrickson and so far, there have been numerous actors attached to the lead role – the most recent ones being Joaquin Phoenix, Benedict Cumberbatc, and Jack Huston.