Doctor Strange Confirmed: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE! written by Sean Gerber December 4, 2014 The all-seeing Eye of Agamotto has finally found Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE! Rumors have kept Benedict Cumberbatch (THE IMITATION GAME) in close proximity to the title role in the upcoming Marvel Studios film for months, but Marvel finally made it official less than an hour ago. Benedict Cumberbatch will play Stephen Strange, The Sorcerer Supreme, for director Scott Derrickson and the film will open November 4, 2016. Marvel Studios President of Production (and DOCTOR STRANGE producer) Kevin Feige had nothing but high praise for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s newest star. Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity. In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character. Marvel’s official announcement also clarified that the film will indeed focus on the origins of its main character. Jon Spaihts’ screenplay will take us on Strange’s journey through the worlds and dimensions of magic and sorcery after a tragic car accident leaves him without the use of the hands that made him a world-renowned neurosurgeon. Cumberbatch is an ideal choice for Stephen Strange. Some will call him a safe choice, and perhaps he is, but that safety comes only from how great of a fit Cumberbatch obviously is for the role. He has the charisma and presence needed to completely embody the character while capturing the imagination of a worldwide audience that has never seen a character quite like this in the MCU, or greater superhero genre. Source: Marvel Confirmed: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE! was last modified: February 20th, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Doctor StrangeMarvelMarvel Cinematic Universe 2 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post MMM #228: DC Makes The SUICIDE SQUAD Official! next post Krysten Ritter To Star As Marvel’s JESSICA JONES On Netflix! You may also like 2016 in Review: The Year the Good... January 2, 2017 Marvel Wants To Add Ejiofor To DOCTOR... January 22, 2015 Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE Trailer Will Change Your... April 12, 2016 Meet More Masters Of The Mystic Arts... September 28, 2016 Marvel Studios Invokes Steve Ditko In New... September 29, 2016 See Select 3D Scenes From DOCTOR STRANGE... September 27, 2016 Doctor Strange- New Writer, Leto Mentioned Again,... June 19, 2014 MMM #189: Doctor Strange Has A Director!... June 4, 2014 Marvel To Venture Beyond The ‘Usual Fare’... August 18, 2015 Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE Trailer Debuts April 12... April 6, 2016 Michael Lalaian Worst kept secret in Hollywood, but I’m glad its finally official. He was never my first choice, but I’m coming around to it. He’s certainly a better choice than a lot of the names I saw tossed around… Michael Bradley It seems to be a perfect fit. I wounder if we will see him before the Doctor Strange movie comes out?