It’s Official, Benedict Cumberbatch to Play Doctor Strange

Benedict_Cumberbatch_filming_Sherlock_croppedAfter lots of rumors and speculation, Marvel has announced that Benedict Cumberbatch has entered the world of the mystic arts and will star in Marvel’s Doctor Strange. The movie is set to come out November 4, 2016 as part of Marvel’s Phase 3 of movies.

The film, directed by Scott Derrickson with Jon Spaihts writing the screenplay, will follow the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.

The actor is mostly know for his role as Sherlock in the show of the same name, and also has appeared in War Horse, The Fifth Estate, Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Hobbit trilogy (as the voice of Smaug), and can currently be seen in The Imitation Game. The actor is an award winner including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie in 2014, after winning the BAFTA/LA Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year in 2013. He’s also appeared on stage in roles such as Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein opposite of Jonny Lee Miller (America’s Sherlock Holmes) where the two traded roles. That play also appeared in movie theaters as part of Fantom Events.