English actor and film producer, Benedict Cumberbatch has official joined Marvel Cinematic Universe as superhero, Doctor Strange (Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange) in Marvel’s upcoming live-action feature film.

Cumberbatch will play Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange (known as Doctor Strange), a former neurosurgeon and Master of the Mystic Arts who serves as the Sorcerer Supreme — the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats.

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“Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity,” said producer Kevin Feige.

“In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character.”

Cumberbatch’s latest Alan Turing’s biopic, The Imitation Game is in theaters now & he is best know for his role in BBC’s British television crime drama, Sherlock as fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes.

He is also part of The Hobbit: The Army of the Five Armies voice cast as a dragon Smaug and the Necromancer.

Doctor Strange will be directed by Scott Derrickson, plot details are yet to be revealed. It is set to hit theaters on November 4, 2016.

 

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Source: Variety.

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