Now that we all know that Benedict Cumberbatch is set to be Marvel’s Dr Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme, we’re waiting for every piece of information that we can get.
Talking to The Wall Street Journal, Cumberbatch talked about various parts of the undertaking, including it being a risk for the actor: “I don’t think it’s a risk because of Marvel,” he says, “Marvel is a stable of bringing out ordinary comic characters and turning them into screen-like gods. It’s very different, it’s an Astral Plane. There’s a huge new element to this Marvel universe that’s going to be employed in building this story and this character. But you know, I’m really excited about it, about working with Scott [Derrickson] whose imagination is endless, and all the boys and girls at Marvel who know what they’re doing. I’ve got a few things to get under my belt first.”
Pushed for real details, he added: “I’m not going to be eked out on any spoilers or reveals now. It’s quite a way off but I’m very excited about that spiritual dimension, obviously. It’s something that’s been a huge part of my life.”
He also admitted he’d never read the comics as a kid (good luck getting those in the UK twenty years ago, we were lucky we got the odd issue of Batman or Spider-man) but said: “You can bet your bottom dollar I’m reading them now, avidly.”
Dr Strange will hit cinemas on Novembre 4th, 2016