After weeks of rumors and speculation, Marvel officially confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch would play Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Strange in the upcoming Marvel movie. Yet, you have to wonder…what does he think about all this?
“Really excited, you know?” he said when asked about the role at last night’s British Independent Film Awards.
“There’s a lot of work to be done and I’m just at the beginning so I don’t want to talk much about it, but it’s a thrilling gig to get. I just can’t wait. Very excited.
Doctor Strange is a big part of the Marvel universe in the comics, and he is truly the figurehead of the magical part of that universe. He’s also been a part of numerous superhero teams such as The Defenders and of course The Avengers.
“Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity,” revealed producer Kevin Feige. “In 2016 Benedict will show audience what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character.”