Benedict Cumberbatch Will Be Your Doctor Strange

Forget Joaquin Phoenix. Forget Ethan Hawke. Marvel has really found their Doctor Strange. Deadline reports that the role will go to Benedict Cumberbatch. For real this time. Until next month when Jared Leto becomes your Doctor Strange. But until then, it’s this guy.

Scott Derrickson is directing Doctor Strange and Jon Spaihts is writing the script for the pic (the first draft was penned by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer). Doctor Strange was hatched by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko during that Marvel Comics heyday of the early 1960s. He’s a neurosurgeon who becomes Sorcerer Supreme, protecting Earth against magical and mystical threats with powers of sorcery, mysticism, and martial arts. Marvel’s Kevin Feige is producing.

So this is like The Craft for comic book geeks.

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