Reports: Benedict Cumberbatch Will In Fact Be Marvel’s “Doctor Strange”

Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel's Doctor Strange
New reports are suggesting that "Sherlock" star, Benedict Cumberbatch, will be taking on the titular role in Marvel's "Doctor Strange."

New reports are suggesting that the folks over at Marvel have finally made up their minds about which actor will play the lead in Doctor Strange.

Deadline is reporting that Sherlock star, Benedict Cumberbatch, is the company’s choice to the play the titular role in the upcoming film.

Other names that have been thrown around in the months since we first learned that this was a role Marvel was looking to cast included Joaquin Phoenix, Jared Leto, and Tom Hardy.

If this is true – and it has yet to actually be confirmed by Marvel – then bravo! Cumberbatch seems to be the fan favourite to take on the role and, I must say, that I agree.

Whatever Marvel’s decision is, I think most of its fans just want a confirmed casting announcement.

Do you think Benedict Cumberbatch will ultimately win the role of Doctor Strange?

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