Marvel Announces Benedict Cumberbatch Cast As Doctor Strange

By Courtney Key

It’s official. Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing the Sorcerer Supreme in the upcoming Doctor Strange movie, Marvel announced today via its website.

Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch

The casting news was accompanied by a quote from producer Kevin Feige. “Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity,” Feige said. “In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character.”

Doctor Strange is set for release Nov. 4, 2016.


Courtney is a returning reader to the world of comic books, drawn back in by the power of Tom Hiddleston's portrayal of Loki in the MCU and her attraction to broken antagonists with questionable hair. Favorite titles she's currently reading…

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