Cumberbatch to Play Doctor Strange (UPDATED)
(Updated (12/6/14): Since initially posting this, it was then announced that Cumberbatch’s casting was not quite confirmed. BUT, as of today it is official which you can read about here.)
The man now attached to play the mystical surgeon — after much in the way of rumor and speculation — is TV’s Sherlock, and cinema’s most recent Kahn, Benedict Cumberbatch
The news comes a day before a planned Marvel Studios’ event in L.A., at which big announcements about their upcoming slate of flicks are expected.
The film will be directed by Scott Derrickson, the man behind such flicks as The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister; the latter of which, in particular, makes him an interesting choice for this project. Jon Spaihts, who co-wrote Prometheus, is writing the screenplay.
A tentative release date of 2016 is being bandied about, but no official announcements have been made as of this writing.
Deadline broke this story, and you can read what they had to say here.
Below a previous, and seldom seen, attempt to bring the exploits of Stephen Strange to a feature-length movie.