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Cumberbatch talks Dr Strange and how it’ll change the MCU

January 5th, 2015 by Marc Comments


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

Source: Comingsoon

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….