Tilda Swinton is ready to join the cast of Doctor Strange. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she has been offered the role of the Ancient One, the protagonist's mentor.
In the Marvel comics, the talented neurosurgeon Stephen Strange, who lost the ability to operate after a severe accident, goes to the Himalayas, becomes a student of the Ancient and comprehends the secrets of magic. When the Ancient One suddenly dies, Strange becomes the most powerful sorcerer on the planet, while gaining the ability to summon his mentor from the spirit world when he needs help and advice.
It is worth noting that in the original, the Ancient One is a male character, and initially the Marvel studio sought to preserve the gender of the hero, but then it was decided to entrust this role to a woman.
Recall that Tilda Swinton has already had to appear in movie adaptations of popular comics, for example, in the movie "Constantine: Lord of Darkness", in which the actress played the half-blood angel Gabriel.
Popular British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is to star in Doctor Strange. It will also star Chiwetel Ejiofor, familiar to the audience from the movie "12 Years of Slavery". Scott Derrickson was appointed director of the movie. The premiere is scheduled for November 4, 2016.
The Topic of Article: Tilda Swinton to star in Doctor Strange.