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(62,638 posts)
Sat Dec 6, 2014, 12:02 AM Dec 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch to play Marvel's Doctor Strange

Marvel Studios have confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch will play Doctor Strange in a movie adaptation of the popular comic set to hit cinemas in late 2016.

Confirmation of the film’s lead comes after months of speculation and a Twitter “Cumberbacklash” from some who were unhappy the Sherlock star was linked to the role.

“Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity,” said Producer Kevin Feige. “In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character.”

The film, directed by Scott Derrickson with a screenplay by Jon Spaights, follows a neurosurgeon whose hands are ruined in a car crash before he becomes the "mightiest magician in the cosmos", Sorcerer Supreme, and protects the world from supernatural threats.


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Benedict Cumberbatch to play Marvel's Doctor Strange (Original Post) RandySF Dec 2014 OP
He's the best Sherlock Holmes of this century! NYC_SKP Dec 2014 #1
I think he'll be a perfect fit for that role. Initech Dec 2014 #2
I think he's perfect for it. Frank Cannon Dec 2014 #4
Imagine him in Rocky 7 olddots Dec 2014 #3
Can't wait!!! Coventina Dec 2014 #5
This is going to be awesome! shenmue Dec 2014 #6
I have another casting suggestion for them DFW Dec 2014 #7
Yes! frogmarch Dec 2014 #8
I think he would be a good fit for the rôle. He does look strange Xipe Totec Dec 2014 #9
Ahhhh... not Rand Paul Washington's doctor strange but whistler162 Dec 2014 #10
Yes! Dr. Strange Dec 2014 #11


(100,554 posts)
2. I think he'll be a perfect fit for that role.
Sat Dec 6, 2014, 12:32 AM
Dec 2014

I have definitely been a fan of the Marvel cinematic universe, and it's great to see the lesser known characters like Dr. Strange, Black Panther, and the Guardians of the Galaxy getting the spotlight I'm really interested to see where they're going with this one, and can't wait for Captain Marvel and Inhumans.

Frank Cannon

(7,570 posts)
4. I think he's perfect for it.
Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:14 PM
Dec 2014

I loved that character when I was a kid. I don't know why people don't think he can't or shouldn't play it.

Xipe Totec

(43,962 posts)
9. I think he would be a good fit for the rôle. He does look strange
Sun Dec 7, 2014, 05:06 PM
Dec 2014

To me he looks like he's already surgically removed part of his eyelids; upper and lower.

He looks definitely alien and strange.

Sorry if I offend some of the people who've developed crushes on the actor/character.

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