Yeah, you read that right.
A few hours ago, Marvel made the official announcement on their site on who will take on the role in Scott Derrickson’s upcoming film Doctor Strange. It will be Sherlock, Khan, Smaug, and Alan Turing himself, Benedict Cumberbatch.
“Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity,” Producer Kevin Feige said. “In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character.”
Rumors about the actor taking on the role have been alive since the actor was in talks for the movie since 2013. Now, it is no longer speculation, and Cumberbatchians can rejoice knowing that their favorite British actor is taking on one of Marvel’s most unconventional heroes.
For me, I couldn’t be more excited in hearing that Cumberbatch is taking on the role. I heard early on that he was being considered among other actors including Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, Joaquin Phoenix, Matthew McConaughey, and Ethan Hawke, but it was never for sure if he was going to take on the role or not. After hearing today that it was going to be Cumberbatch, I jumped with glee. He’s proven himself time and time again how talented an actor he can be, and considering how well he has handled past roles including Sherlock, I think he is the perfect choice for Doctor Strange, and I’m glad that Marvel thinks that he is too.
What do you guys think? Is Cumberbatch just perfect for Doctor Strange, or should he be cast out in place of someone else?
Comment below, let me know.
– David Dunn
SOURCE: Marvel.com, Twitter