It’s Official: Cumberbatch is Doctor Strange

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This information leaked a couple weeks ago, but now it has been made completely official. Marvel has released an official statement that Benedict Cumberbatch will play the lead role of Doctor Strange in the movie of the same name. There is no news yet on when the filming will begin, but the movie is expected to be released on November 4, 2016.

If you don’t know anything about the Doctor Strange story, the character is Stephen Strange, a neurosurgeon who enters the world of magic and sorcery after suffering a car accident.

There was a bunch of speculation about who would get the part. The early front runner was Joaquin Phoenix. Then there were rumors that Keanu Reeves or Ewan McGregor could get the role.

Cumberbatch was a long shot because of his other commitments, both in the movie world and his hit Sherlock show, but it seems that Marvel and the star were able to work things out and get the contract signed.

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