Benedict Cumberbatch has been appointed as Doctor Strange. This is reported by the publication Deadline, citing its sources.
Recall that earlier Joaquin Phoenix was considered the favorite. However, negotiations with the actor, which lasted several months, ended in failure. The parties refrained from commenting, but, most likely, the actor simply did not want to commit himself to long-term obligations. Evan McGregor and Tom Hardy were also considered contenders.
At the time of this writing, the terms of work on the project and its rental schedule have not been specified. It is possible that Doctor Strange will be presented to viewers in 2016. Scott Derrickson has been appointed director of the movie.
Doctor Strange first appeared in comics in 1963. Its creators were Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. According to Marvel mythology, Strange was a talented neurosurgeon in the past, but lost the ability to operate on patients after a severe car accident. He began to study magic and soon became one of the most powerful wizards on Earth. He gained the ability to control mystical forces, mastered the secrets of hypnosis and teleportation. Strange was also a master of hand-to-hand combat.
The Topic of Article: Benedict Cumberbatch will play Doctor Strange.