What do you do after playing Sherlock Holmes, the greatest Star Trek villain ever, and a Hobbit-craving Dragon? How about taking on Marvel Comics’ Sorcerer Supreme?
Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and even my next door neighbor are reporting that Benedict Cumberbatch is in final negotiations to play the title role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange feature film.
The film is expected to be much darker and horror driven than what we’ve seen of the Marvel U so far, directed by Scott Derrickson (Deliver Us from Evil) with a script by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus).
Doctor Strange isn’t due out until July 2016, so for now, enjoy this video of Mr. Cumberbatch trying to say the word “Penguins.”