Report: Benedict Cumberbatch is Doctor Strange

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Posted by k4tzm4n (41764 posts) - - Show Bio

For the past several months, quite a few names have popped up while discussing Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange. Joaquin Phoenix and Jared Leto were just two names on the growing list. Well, according to Deadline, the role is likely going to Benedict Cumberbatch. The site says the actor is now in final negotiations to become the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Doctor Strange..

Photo credit: getty images
Photo credit: getty images

Scott Derrickson is directing the movie and Jon Spaihts is working on the script. No word yet on the movie's release date.

So, do you think Cumberbatch is a great choice or would you have preferred to see one of the actors land the role? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: Deadline

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#1 Edited by deactivated-5c901e667a76c (36557 posts) - - Show Bio

@claymore1998 Thoughts on this?

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#2 Posted by wimble23 (1952 posts) - - Show Bio

This is fantastic

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#3 Posted by noj (1400 posts) - - Show Bio

Thats a bit of a misleading headline. He hasnt been confirmed yet they are just in talks. Joquin Phoenix was in final talks at one point too, doesnt mean it happened

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#4 Posted by PunyParker (15717 posts) - - Show Bio

Fenomenal.

I'm a Strange fan,and i love this!!!!

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#5 Posted by DrellAssassin (1028 posts) - - Show Bio

With that voice, you can bet that spell castings will sound epic.

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#6 Posted by jaybefre (154 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell yeah!!!

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#8 Posted by entreri10 (13 posts) - - Show Bio

If he does end up signing on to do this I think it could be really fantastic, he is a phenomenal talent.

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#9 Posted by k4tzm4n (41764 posts) - - Show Bio

@noj said:

Thats a bit of a misleading headline. He hasnt been confirmed yet they are just in talks. Joquin Phoenix was in final talks at one point too, doesnt mean it happened

The headline begins with report. If it was officially confirmed, we wouldn't have that.

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#10 Posted by DrellAssassin (1028 posts) - - Show Bio

@noj said:

Thats a bit of a misleading headline. He hasnt been confirmed yet they are just in talks. Joquin Phoenix was in final talks at one point too, doesnt mean it happened

Headline is perfectly fine, it says "Report:" first, implying that this is being reported on, rather than announced. And the Hollywood Reporter article that broke the news sounds like it's a done deal, whereas Phoenix's always had the disclaimer that he wasn't crazy about the multiple movie deal.

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#11 Edited by EarthsMightiest (2765 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope this true!!! Smaug/Kahn for the win!!!

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#12 Posted by MK5 (368 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes for Cumberbatch!! I didn't want Joaquin Phoenix.

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#13 Posted by fables87 (1780 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually like this pick compared to the others they were picking. Still think he'd make a really good Dream of the Endless though.

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#14 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know who he is, but I have heard his name before.

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#15 Posted by Dedpool (692 posts) - - Show Bio

YES!!! He'll own this part!

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#17 Posted by G_leno (1507 posts) - - Show Bio

NOOOOOOOO!!! I can't watch it! Theres just somthing about him that makes me dislike him. I can listen to him, but just can't watch his face.

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#18 Posted by Radx_Konkin75 (141 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome! Best news all day.

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#19 Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan (4628 posts) - - Show Bio

My first choice was Johnny Depp and my second was Viggo Mortensen, but I like this choice. I think he is a great actor and can do a great job with this role.

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#20 Posted by SoA (6246 posts) - - Show Bio

if its confirmed , Yay! if not, boo!

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#21 Posted by StMichalofWilson (5631 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool beans

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

noice

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#24 Edited by deactivated-579fe0ae58107 (1321 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably the best choice for the character.

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#25 Posted by Sachmoo (2500 posts) - - Show Bio

Amalgam Cumberbatch is gonna be Unfadeable!

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#26 Posted by SaintWildcard (21880 posts) - - Show Bio

DC needs to get of their a$$ and start getting great actors.

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#27 Posted by cattlebattle (17765 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this like when that other guy was in final negotiations to play Strange? Or is this a different kind of "final negotiations"?

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#28 Posted by sentryman555 (883 posts) - - Show Bio

I was on the viggo Mortensen group for who should get the part but I also like cumberbatch so I wouldn't mind if he got it. They're have been people rallying for cumberbatch to play martian manhunter for DC and I think that part would suit him way better.

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

Nice.

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#30 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3645 posts) - - Show Bio

YES!! I don't care about Dr. Strange, but I can't wait for this movie with Cumberbatch as the lead.

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

I was on the viggo Mortensen group for who should get the part but I also like cumberbatch so I wouldn't mind if he got it. They're have been people rallying for cumberbatch to play martian manhunter for DC and I think that part would suit him way better.

Viggo would've been the best for Strange. I actually wanted Cumberbatch for Joker.

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#32 Posted by flazam (2611 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't like this

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#33 Edited by EarthsMightiest (2765 posts) - - Show Bio

But will it hold up to this gem!!

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#34 Posted by AwesomePerson (2767 posts) - - Show Bio

I trust Marvel. They have had pretty solid acting choices and they don't have a "bad" film as of now...

Everyone hated Mark Ruffalo before they saw him on the screen, after a couple of weeks, not a single hate in sight...

I like Cumberbatch, and I am sure he'll put his own spin on the charcater...

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#35 Posted by TheBlackHood (594 posts) - - Show Bio

Count me out. I love Dr. Strange but really don't like Cumberbatch. This is as bad a casting as Colin Ferrel playing Bullseye.

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#36 Posted by TimeLordScience (1940 posts) - - Show Bio

Eff yeah.

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#37 Posted by dagmar_merrill (12701 posts) - - Show Bio

Pass

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#38 Posted by Hassun (142 posts) - - Show Bio

Good fit.

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

well he was one of my top picks. either him or jared leto so HAPPY DANCE! to me what made me say "doctor strange" was the way he spoke as khan and the way he carried himself in that role. hopefully this can be finalized by this week's end. a sigh of relief for no phoenix and hip hip hooray for perfect casting

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#40 Posted by Mercy_ (94916 posts) - - Show Bio

Boring casting choice.

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#41 Edited by Perfect 10 (1655 posts) - - Show Bio

@awesomeperson: no you just didnt read any of my posts lol. ruffalo just comes off like a jerk to me in films and the hulk is just boring to me. now bruce banner science hero works. thats what partly got me into reading incredible hulk pre marvel now, but mostly read for she-hulk and red she-hulk. y'know, hulks that can talk intelligently and are just plain cool, a lawyer and alien amazon wannabe assassin :) my chicks

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#42 Posted by buttersdaman000 (22877 posts) - - Show Bio

@noj said:

Thats a bit of a misleading headline. He hasnt been confirmed yet they are just in talks. Joquin Phoenix was in final talks at one point too, doesnt mean it happened

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#43 Edited by Omega Ray Jay (8418 posts) - - Show Bio

Love Cumberbatch but I'm not sure how I feel about this casting idea

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#44 Posted by EyeDCyou (7512 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess I'll repeat this on the OP....

Let's see how Marvel fans react to a good actor being chosen that looks nothing like the character.

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#45 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Cumberbatch, I like Dr. Strange. It's Scott Derrickson I'm a bit suspect of. Fingers crossed.

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#46 Edited by dagmar_merrill (12701 posts) - - Show Bio

@eyedcyou: Except he does look like the character?

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#47 Posted by EyeDCyou (7512 posts) - - Show Bio
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#48 Posted by amazing_webhead (9904 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, if everyone else thinks it's such a good idea, then sure

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#50 Posted by consafo80 (176 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Cumberbatch will be great as Doctor Strange. Looking forward to it.

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