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Marvel casts Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange

Posted by jargononline on October 28, 2014 at 12:50 AM

By Matt Rooney


*Disclaimer: Nothing has been confirmed officially by either Marvel of Team Cumberbatch, so though the primary source is confident in the legitamacy of the news, we must treat it as an almost-but-not-totally-100 percent rumor.*

After what seemed to be a lifetime of speculation and Christmas-morning level anticipation, Deadline has gotten word that Marvel is approaching negotiations with the actor set to play Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch. Let the bells chime, the balloons lose and will someone get me a cauldron to sip Tequila out of?

This is exciting news for a number of reasons. 1) This will finally let movie nerds everywhere sleep soundly knowing the Sorcerer Supreme is in good hands; 2) A native Brit has now entered the Marvel canon, giving it a more distinguished bit o’ class and; 3) A tremendous actor is finally getting his shot to lead a huge motion picture event. Drinks all around!

Deadline got the exclusive earlier today and already it is blowing minds. Not only is Cumberbatch a terrific actor (he is currently hot on the Oscar radar for his role as Alan Turing in “The Imitation Game”;) but he has also established himself in a few major fields of nerdom (“Sherlock” and “The Hobbit”;). He or his reps have yet to comment on the news but they can rest assured everyone is happy with the news.

The role of Strange will require Cumberbatch to be around a lot of large sets and green screen, as his powers let him use magic and awesomeness to fight the forces of evil. Cumberbatch is no stranger (tee-hee) to big summer movies (look to his work in “Star Trek: Into Darkness”;), and I’m sure he will have no trouble jumping into the world of special effects and long-running franchises. Here’s to a role well cast!


Source: Deadline



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