Seems like Benedict Cumberbatch is thisclose to being all that Joaquin Phoenix, Jared Leto, and Patrick Dempsey couldn’t.
Yes! The Internet is saying, quite loudly, that the Cumber-stud will be Doctor Strange.
Indeed, it seems that while every other stud in the Hollywood stable (even, kinda-maybe, Vin Diesel) was kicking around town for a chance at the part, fan fave Cumberbatch was rising to the top for Marvel, as the two parties are in serious talks about the Imitation Game Oscar hopeful to play the selfish and superficial neurosurgeon Stephen Strange, who recovers from a near-fatal car crash to become the Sorcerer Supreme, a.k.a. the planet’s mystical defender (and the latest blockbuster star for the studio).
Approved! Hells yes, approved!