Confirmed: Benedict Cumberbatch Is ‘Doctor Strange’
The recently-engaged actor, who has been getting Oscar buzz for his portrayal of code breaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, has signed on to play the titular character in the forthcoming Doctor Strange.
After much speculation, Marvel finally confirmed the news on Twitter Thursday, writing:
— Doctor Strange (@DrStrange) December 4, 2014
The comic book adaptation will be directed by Scott Derrickson. According to Marvel, the movie will “follow the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.”
So far, no other characters have been cast.