Benedict Cumberbatch Is Doctor Strange

via Screen Magazine
via Screen Magazine

The casting of comic book heroes continues as Marvel’s Doctor Strange finally lands its leading man in Benedict Cumberbatch. The role, which circled Joaquin Phoenix and Jared Leto for a time, has finally inked the British star to work under director Scott Derrickson.

Doctor Stephen Strange is a celebrated neurosurgeon who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the world of magic and becomes a superior force for good.

Marvel’s chief Kevin Feige told The Wrap: “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.”

MARVEL’S DOCTOR STRANGE releases in AUSTRALIA on NOVEMBER 3, 2016 through DISNEY

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