Deadline is reporting that Benedict Cumberbatch is Marvel’s choice to play the hero Doctor Strange in the 2016 film to be directed by Sinister helmer Scott Derrickson. It must be noted that this is not a done deal, but it soon will be. It is expected that Cumberbatch will sign on for the role.
I think this is a brilliant choice. Cumberbatch caught my eye in BBC’s Sherlock and proceeded to steal the show in Star Trek Into Darkness. Let’s not forget that he is also Smaug in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and this winter’s The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. Clearly, Cumberbatch is no stranger to spectacle films, nor is he adverse to them.
I love this casting, but am I the only one who is a little disappointed it isn’t Keanu Reeves?