Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Marvel As Dr. Strange

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Marvel has been scouting for someone to play Dr. Strange, and have reportedly found someone in Benedict Cumberbatch.

Stephen Vincent Strange in the Marvel Universe is a neurosurgeon-turned-Sorcerer Supreme who teams up with heroes from the Avengers to help defend Earth from cosmic and magical threats.

Casting for the character, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1963, has been a very public process, with a multitude of big names rumored to be up for the part.

Joaquin Phoenix was one of the biggest names attached at one point, while Colin Farrell was also recently rumored to be in the mix. Deadline also reported that Jared Leto and Tom Hardy were in contention.

The Dr. Strange film is scheduled for 2016.



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