Although it was reported near the end of October that Benedict Cumberbatch was in final negotiations to take the role of Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme in the ‘Doctor Strange’ movie, it took the studio until today to make the casting official. Marvel has sent out a formal announcement declaring Cumberbatch’s casting, while also offering a brief synopsis of their upcoming film.
The 'Doctor Strange' casting has come full circle. After a series of stops and starts (we're looking at you, Joaquin Phoenix), Marvel has returned to one of the very first actors they had their eye on for their upcoming superhero movie: Benedict Cumberbatch. Deadline is reporting that the 'Sherlock' star is in "final negotiations" with Marvel to star in 'Doctor Strange' and, presumably, a number of other big 'Avengers' style crossover movies.
It seems as if Marvel is already looking to cast its 'Doctor Strange' movie and reportedly has Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy on its cast list.
His identity was a matter of speculation for months, but now that the release of Star Trek: Into Darkness is safely a couple months behind us, IDW is releasing a brand-new, six-issue miniseries to offer up the details of big bad Khan Noonien Singh's origin. Writer Mike Johnson and artist Claudia Balboni will work with Roberto Orci, one of the screenwriters of the movie, to tie the series into the film.