Tilda Swinton has confirmed she will be playing the role of the Ancient One in Marvel’s Doctor Strange movie.
“No no no, it’s done,” Swinton told Screen Crush. “We’re so far in talks that we’re not talking any more [laughs]. It’s done. The conversation has been had.”
Swinton continues with mention about what appealed to her regarding Doctor Strange.
“I just really liked the premise of this and the idea of playing this character,” she said. “I’m a Marvel fan and I think this particular world that Doctor Strange goes into is really, really, really exciting. I’m really interested as both an actor and a fan to see what’s done in this particular world… The idea of playing The Ancient One is really just too tickling. I can’t say no to that!”
Swinton also confirms she’s signed on for a multi-picture deal with Marvel.
“Not at all. It’s like a family thing. Who knows where one might pop up. I don’t know where they’ll use me and I don’t know that they know, necessarily, even though they seem to know what they’re doing for the next decade. I think it’s like holding on to the tail of a galloping horse at this point.”
Doctor Strange has a November 4, 2016 release directed by Scott Derrickson starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange.