Benedict Cumberbatch Cast as Doctor Strange
The folks over at Deadline are reporting that Benedict Cumberbatch is Marvel’s top pick for the role of Doctor Strange and negotiations “are about to begin”. This comes on the heels of Joaquin Phoenix dropping out of negotiations as well as a slew of actors including Johnny Depp, Jared Leto and Tom Hardy being eyed for the part.
Big news? Well, yeah. The Internet has been in turmoil for weeks debating which actor on Marvel’s long and varied list of possibilities should play the Sorcerer Supreme. It will be interesting to see how everyone will react to Englishman Cumberbatch taking on the role. He has certainly seen a surge in his career of late, as he is set to appear in several films over the next three years as well as another season of the popular BBC series Sherlock. Expect to see a lot of Cumberbatch leading up to Doctor Strange’s expected November 4, 2016 release date.
Other than Cumberbatch, the only confirmed players for Doctor Strange are director Scott Derrickson and writers Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer. Check back to NerdSpeak for more updates on Cumberbatch’s negotiations as well as any other news on the Doctor Strange film.