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Marvel Studios has found its Doctor Strange aka Benedict Cumberbatch

Atul Gadhavi | October, 28 2014

The actor of Sherlock renown is reportedly set to play 'the mightiest magician' in movie adaptations of Marvel comics . Benedict Cumberbatch is in talks to play the doctor-turned-sorcerer-supreme in the newest superhero film from Marvel that Scott Derrickson will direct, sources tell Variety. 

Cumberbatch is currently a hot critical and commercial property thanks to Sherlock, for which he won an Emmy. His current role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game is tipped to net him an Oscar nomination. 

Doctor Strange is a key figure in Marvel’s next wave of comic-book films, which are slated to begin with Paul Rudd as Ant-Man in 2015. Strange, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, first appeared in Marvel comics in 1963. 

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