Benedict Cumberbatch will play the Sorceror Supreme for Marvel Studios.
Cumberbatch will star in the Doctor Strange movie that is being directed by Scott Derrickson and has a November 4, 2016 release date.
With the movie set to open next year, fans can expect Doctor Strange to start filming relatively soon.
While we we, Benedict Cumberbatch spoke about Doctor Strange with the Wall Street Journal noting that this movie will introduce Marvel’s supernatural elemnts for the first time.
I don’t think it’s a risk because of Marvel. Marvel is a stable of bringing out ordinary comic characters and turning them into screen-like gods. It’s very different, it’s an Astral Plane. There’s a huge new element to this Marvel universe that’s going to be employed in building this story and this character. But you know, I’m really excited about it, about working with Scott [Derrickson] whose imagination is endless, and all the boys and girls at Marvel who know what they’re doing.
Cumberbatch then goes on to comment that while he never read the comic books growing up, he is reading Doctor Strange now.
Growing up, no. I didn’t read many comics at all. Asterix a bit. I think that was it. There weren’t many comics in my household — [in a self-mocking voice] “I’m so deprived.” We didn’t have Marvel so much. But you can bet your bottom dollar I’m reading them now, avidly.