Friday, July 25, 2014

SDCC '14: Benedict Cumberpatch addresses "Doctor Strange" rumors w/ MTV News

A lot of rumors and speculation is building as San Diego Comic-Con runs its course this week, and there's no exception for upcoming films falling under the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which includes a certain fan-favorite Sorcerer Supreme by the name of Doctor Stephen Strange. While it is indeed and already confirmed that horror film director Scott Derrickson would helm the film for a 2016 release, there's been no mention yet of who will star in the coveted titular role, until such time Marvel finally announces it either during their panel presentation this SDCC or sometime in the future.

Now, one of the strongest rumors to flow out of the woodwork was English actor and fan-favorite Sherlock star Benedict Cumberpatch being possibly tapped to play that role of the former neurosurgeon turned Earth's mystic and magical defender. In an exclusive interview with MTV News, Cumberpatch finally addressed those rumors, which you can see in the video below.

Voicing out that he is attached to do a play of "Hamlet" in London and that he could not comment whether he was in discussions with Marvel about the project, it's truly up to interpretation and sounds like a tease from the man who played Khan in Star Trek: Into Darkness and voices Smaug: The Dragon in The Hobbit films. Only time will tell who really gets to play the Sorcerer Supreme in the Big Screen for sure. For more information, visit the source post at

 Doctor Strange, falling under Marvel Studios "Phase Three" banner of films, is scheduled for a July 8, 2016 release

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