Good day to you ladies and gents, time for some more film news, this week went from being super boring to super fun with the announcements recently. After the news about Suicide Squad, Spectre and Terminator Genisys, we have some Marvel news relating to Doctor Strange. The following information comes from superherohype:
Scheduled to hit theaters November 4, 2016, Doctor Strange is scripted by Jon Spaihts and is said to follow the story of neurosurgeon, Dr. Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.
“Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity,” says Producer Kevin Feige. “In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character.”
Cumberbatch, who is in theaters now in the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, is likely best known as the star of the BBC’s contemporary Sir Arthur Conan Doyle adaptation, “Sherlock”. He stars on the show (which is soon to begin production on its fourth season) opposite Martin Freeman, with whom he also stars in this month’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies as both Smaug and the Necromancer.
Cumberbatch can also be seen coming up in director Scott Cooper’s Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass. There, he stars opposite Johnny Depp and Joel Edgerton.
Check back for additional casting news on Doctor Strange as soon as it becomes available!
All I can say is “I knew it!” I had hoped and loads of people, even actors had confirmed him as the role. Though its been rumoured for a while, there had not been any proper confirmation… Until now. Cumberbatch has been considered an odd choice or not exactly the one that people expected from the actors shortlisted a little while ago, maybe it was because of his facial features, I don’t know. All I know is Cumberbatch is one hell of an actor, he’s gotten better with each film I’ve seen him in especially in The Imitation Game and for him to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe now just makes me giddy. I can’t wait to see what he does with this role. Bring it the hell on! 😀