Benedict Cumberbatch cast as Marvel's Dr. Strange

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Reports indicate the Sherlock and Star Trek star will take on the role of Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme.

The Dr. Strange movie in Marvel's cinematic universe is reportedly casting Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme.

Deadline reported on the casting choice yesterday, saying that negotiations with the Star Trek Into Darkness and Sherlock actor are about to begin.

This news follows word that Marvel were in talks with Joaquin Phoenix to play the Dr. Strange character, which have since fallen through.

Other actors who were rumoured to be on the list  for the role were Jared Leto and Tom Hardy.

The Doctor Strange movie is to be directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose), with Joshua Oppenheimer amongst the writers for the script, and Kevin Feige producing.

Doctor Strange was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko back in 1963. His full name is Dr. Stephen Vincent Strange, a former neurosurgeon who takes on the role of Sorcerer Supreme, protecting Earth from magical and mystical threats.

The Dr. Strange movie doesn't have an official release date yet, but it's believed to arrive some time in 2016.

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