Marvel finally confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch will star in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” a new superhero film that is scheduled to hit theaters on November 4, 2016. Scott Derrickson will direct the new project, based on a screenplay written by Jon Spaihts.
Benedict Cumberbatch will play the famous neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange, the character first suffers from a terrific car accident, then discovers a world magic and alternate dimensions once unknown to him. “Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity,” said Producer Kevin Feige. “In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character.”
In his most recent work, Cumberbatch starred in “The Imitation Game,” playing Alan Turing. He has also risen to popularity from his wonderful work as Sherlock Holmes and his voice-work in “The Hobbit: The Army of the Five Armies” as Smaug. His next project will be Scott Cooper’s film “Black Mass,” in the story of Whitey Bulger alongside Johnny Depp.
More casting announcements and other details on the film will be released at a later date.