Benedict Cumberbatch to play Marvel’s Doctor Strange

After months of online speculation and Twitter theories, the rumour has finally been confirmed by Marvel Studios. Yes, Benedict Cumberbatch will be Doctor Strange in a movie adaption of the popular comic which is set to be released on November 4th, 2016.

The British actor most famous for his role as Sherlock will play the role of Stephen Strange, a neurosurgeon turned into a powerful superhero that protects the Earth from mystical and evil creatures.

The fantasy movie will be directed by Scott Derrickson and Jon Spaihts writing the screenplay. Marvel Studios also informed that the film will focus on Stephen Strange surviving a car crash and discovering the world of magic. The producer Kevin Feige commented on the casting ‘Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity. In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character.’

Cumberbatch’s latest role in The Imitation Game as a code breaker in the Second World War has set the actor on a pedestal and is maybe leading him to an Oscar nomination. Next, he will star in Peter Jackson’s third Hobbit film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies which is set to hit the theatres in the UK on 12th of December.

Photo credit: Marvel

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