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- Doctor Strange is Marvel’s newest character.
- Cumberbatch will be a neurosurgeon turned sorcerer who will protect the world.
Marvel has been talking to various actors but Cumberbatch was finalized after a month worth of negotiations. Scott Derrickson would be doing the directing honors for the movie which would be based on a screenplay written by Jon Spaihts. Producer Kevin Feige admitted that the character requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity
Benedict Cumberbatch is the man of the moment. The critics and the audience are still raving about his performance as Alan Tuning in the socio-political drama; “The Imitation Game” and Cumberbatch is a definite shoo-in for a Golden Globe nomination.
He also received an Emmy award for his impersonation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s worldwide acclaimed role of “Sherlock” on BBC. His role as Khan in the Star Wars: Into the Darkness and his roles in movies; August: Osage County, War Horse, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Fifth Estate and Parade’s End are a few of the movie credits in his resume. That doesn’t include his theatre credits and more.
He is recently starring in the newest installation of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies in which he is rejoining his Sherlock co-actor Martin Freeman. Cumberbatch is playing the role of Smaug and the Necromancer. As if all that wasn’t enough, Marvel Studios have just confirmed who will be playing their newest superhero, Doctor Strange and yes, it’s Benedict Cumberbatch.
Yep, Marvel has been in negotiations with Cumberbatch for about a month after Joaquin Phoenix and Ewan McGregor were approached to play the elusive Dr. Strange. According to producer Kevin Feige, the role required an actor who was capable of great depth and sincerity. The studios finally signed on Cumberbatch to play Doctor Strange.
Feige said that Cumberbatch will make the audience to see what makes Doctor Strange unique and great. Introduced as a character by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in the Sixties Marvel comic book, Strange Tales, Doctor Strange is a tale of a neurosurgeon, who gets injured in an accident.
After the accident, he delves into magic and alternate dimensions and eventually becomes “Sorcerer Supreme”; a mystical guardian protecting the Earth against elusive and hidden threats. Doctor Strange is not due to release until November 4, 2016.
The actor has a busy 2015 with five upcoming movies; Black Mass, Magik, The Yellow Birds, Flying Horse, and Jungle Book. He is already shooting a Christmas special for Sherlock and doing a voice over for his famous Sher Khan for the animated series of Star Wars.
No matter how much busy he is we can only feel that Benedict will once again pull an acting miracle once more and we will once more be caught in the Cumberbatch Charisma.
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