Benedict Cumberbatch is Doctor Strange

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Welcome to Marvel Studios' Phase 3, Benedict Cumberbatch! It wasn't too long ago that rumors began to pop up that Cumberbatch landed the role, but Marvel never confirmed it and didn't mention it at the Marvel Studios' special event in Los Angeles. Well, it's now official and Kevin Feige briefly explained why they think Cumberbatch is the right man to become the mystical character. "Stephen Strange's story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity."

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

Scott Derrickson is directing and the movie's scheduled to open November 4, 2016. Viners, are you thrilled this casting is finally confirmed or were you hoping it was just a rumor and wanted someone else to get the role?

Source:Marvel

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#1 Posted by rogueshadow (29559 posts) - - Show Bio

Spot on casting.

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#2 Posted by MadamFireblade (40 posts) - - Show Bio

No thanks.

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#3 Posted by mightypug78 (375 posts) - - Show Bio

no complaints here.

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#4 Posted by SolomonGrundySM (128 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh, rather him be Morpheus.

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#5 Posted by meatwadf (671 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a big fan of ol' Cumberbund. I'm sure Marvel knows what they're doing, but I don't care for the casting here.

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#6 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

TUESDAY was DC day

now today is Marvel day!

I love this back and forth!

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#7 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder if Strange will be British in the movie.

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#8 Posted by Jmarshmallow (13919 posts) - - Show Bio

Not bad.

Not bad at all.

Not as good as Will Smith being Deadshot, but nooooootttttt baaaadddddd.

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#9 Posted by TheDandyMan (5175 posts) - - Show Bio

He is now officially "King of the Geeks".

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#10 Posted by BigL (622 posts) - - Show Bio

Great casting and I cannot wait for this to come out. I hope Scott Derrickson knows what he's doing because his films have been pretty disappointing. He can make one hell of a creepy atmosphere though, and I doubt it'll go too far in that direction but some horror would be cool.

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#11 Posted by Spidey_Jackson (6359 posts) - - Show Bio

Why not Ethan Hawke ;-;

Put him in a CBM damnit!

Beata

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#12 Posted by KittyParker13 (3638 posts) - - Show Bio

Not really who I'd cast as Doctor Strange, personally, but I'm sure he'll do a good job nevertheless.

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#13 Posted by GhostPirateX (143 posts) - - Show Bio

Benedict Cumberbatch will do for Doctor Strange what Robert Downey Jr. did for Iron Man.

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#14 Posted by ShadowSwordmaster (19973 posts) - - Show Bio

He can act that is for sure but we have to wait for the movie to come out.

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#15 Edited by MakkyD (6989 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: Henry Cavill (Superman) is British. Though, it depends since they'll probably want him to have his usual voice (which he's famous for)

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#16 Posted by deactivated-5c9535a734784 (2578 posts) - - Show Bio

Superb. Another film i've gotta wait for now. This is getting overwhelming. Can't wait.

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#17 Posted by MakkyD (6989 posts) - - Show Bio

Benedict Cumberbatch will do for Doctor Strange what Robert Downey Jr. did for Iron Man.

Hopefully, since it'll mean Marvel might dedicate more to their magical side of the universe, which it needs.

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#18 Posted by daredevil21134 (15939 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder if Strange will be British in the movie.

Hopefully

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#19 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

@maccyd said:

@jonny_anonymous: Henry Cavill (Superman) is British. Though, it depends since they'll probably want him to have his usual voice (which he's famous for)

There has been plenty of British actors playing superheroes, that's not really what I'm talking about.

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#20 Edited by Mini_Bat (121 posts) - - Show Bio

Uggghhhh

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#21 Posted by amazing_webhead (9973 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait to hear him shout Dr. Strange-like enchantments

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#22 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1974 posts) - - Show Bio

Great choice. Glad it's confirmed.

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#23 Posted by illmatic4177 (429 posts) - - Show Bio

He seems like a good pick, certainly has the acting ability.

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#24 Posted by DD208 (573 posts) - - Show Bio

They can't always get it right.

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#25 Posted by deactivated-5c901e667a76c (36557 posts) - - Show Bio

Not really who I'd cast as Doctor Strange, personally, but I'm sure he'll do a good job nevertheless.

Who would you cast?

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#26 Posted by micah007123 (10836 posts) - - Show Bio
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#28 Posted by the_stegman (40389 posts) - - Show Bio

Kewl.

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#29 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (8418 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice.

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#30 Posted by Starscream_Vs_You (242 posts) - - Show Bio

Great choice!! I can hear him already saying "By the Horry host of haggadath!" Awesome!

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#31 Posted by Perfect 10 (1655 posts) - - Show Bio

@starscream_vs_you: haggadath??? please dont tell me that was suppose to be hoggoth, sigh. mortals

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#32 Posted by Perfect 10 (1655 posts) - - Show Bio

my number one pick from day one, so with this and jessica jones pick im two for two. so going to continue the trend of putting things out into the universe: naomi harris as clea!!!!!!!!!!!!!

make it so marvel. and you're welcome

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#33 Posted by joshmightbe (27562 posts) - - Show Bio

@spidey_jackson: well Hawke is a pretentious douche so he fits early Strange.

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#34 Edited by bananaz (27 posts) - - Show Bio

@meatwadf said:

Not a big fan of ol' Cumberbund. I'm sure Marvel knows what they're doing, but I don't care for the casting here.

Well, you only have to wear him on special occasions.

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#35 Posted by RavenVice01 (4579 posts) - - Show Bio

Waste of talent in my opinion. Benedict is better served as a villain rather than a hero

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#36 Posted by Eivion (117 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm pleased with this one. Cumberbatch seems perfect for the style Marvel has been using for the majority of their films.

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#37 Posted by Starscream_Vs_You (242 posts) - - Show Bio

No it wasn't, different spell...

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#38 Posted by summerslam1988 (37 posts) - - Show Bio

So, at some point in the movie, we'll hear Sherlock Holmes say, "By the hoary hosts of Haggoth." Sounds like a good time.

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#39 Posted by VanderSEXXX (975 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopefully they get a good one should Dormammu become the villain on this film.

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#40 Posted by MAZAHS117 (13366 posts) - - Show Bio

Bout time they confirmed this. Love this back and forth between WB/DC and Disney/MARVEL. Your move WB's. Just unleash that BvS teaser you're hiding already!

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#41 Posted by RustyRoy (16610 posts) - - Show Bio

Great actor, would've loved to see him as Sandman but Dr. Strange is cool too.

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#42 Posted by greeneagle (280 posts) - - Show Bio

Benedict Cumberbatch will do for Doctor Strange what Robert Downey Jr. did for Iron Man.

Word!!!

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#44 Posted by HumanRocket (11234 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope this means we're going to be getting a Doc Strange ongoing sometime soon.

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#45 Posted by StMichalofWilson (5639 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome!

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#46 Posted by JakeN7 (15180 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank you, Marvel. I have no words, so I'll just leave this gif.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyacki8gVk1qbdbcf.gif

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#47 Edited by Dernman (26355 posts) - - Show Bio

@maccyd said:

@ghostpiratex said:

Benedict Cumberbatch will do for Doctor Strange what Robert Downey Jr. did for Iron Man.

Hopefully, since it'll mean Marvel might dedicate more to their magical side of the universe, which it needs.

It won't be magic. It will be high science. Something was said in an interview awhile back.

Not a fan of the casting choice. Not a fan of his natural vibe. I hope he proves me wrong and I hope they dye his hair.

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#49 Posted by meatwadf (671 posts) - - Show Bio

@bananaz said:

@meatwadf said:

Not a big fan of ol' Cumberbund. I'm sure Marvel knows what they're doing, but I don't care for the casting here.

Well, you only have to wear him on special occasions.

I just always feel so uncomfortable, though. :p

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