Confirmed. Marvel have officially announced Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing Doctor Strange. The film will focus on the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange, who delves into the world of magic and alternate dimensions, due to a horrific car accident.
In a statement released by Marvel, Producer Kevin Feige states, “Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity.” The film is set to be directed by Scott Derrickson, screenplay written by Jon Spaihts. This comes following the recent Phase 3 announcement made by Marvel, detailing the new wave of films due to be released by the studio.
Benedict Cumberbatch prominently known for his role as Sherlock Holmes in the British television crime drama, Sherlock, has an incredible performance repertoire. These include film roles in, Star Trek Into Darkness, Parade’s End, August: Osage County, The Fifth Estate, War Horse, 12 Years a Slave, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Hobbit trilogy and most recently The Imitation Game. Involved in theatre productions such as Hedda Gabler, After the Dance, The Children’s Monologues, Frankenstein and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He will return to theatre in 2015 to portray the title lead in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Cumberbatch was named the most reblogged actor on Tumblr in 2014, according to Tumblr’s Year in Review. This follows the traditional approach he took, when announcing his engagement to actress, theatre and opera director Sophie Hunter in The Times announcements last month.
We can’t wait to see Cumberbatch mould into the role of Sorcerer Supreme.
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