It’s already a big week for Benedict Cumberbatch, who stars, along with Martin Freeman, in the New Year’s Day episode of Sherlock that will surely be making waves later this week.
The timing is probably more than coincidental here, as Marvel and Entertainment Weekly have produced the first image of the actor as Doctor Strange:
Cumberbatch certainly looks the part here. He also was quoted by the magazine, in the first of what will likely be a few bits and pieces about the movie. Here he talks about Strange’s spell casting:
I’m still in the infancy of learning all that. It was like, okay, I’ve got to keep throwing these poses, these spells, these rune-casting things, everything he does physically. I’m thinking, there’s going to be a huge amount of speculation and intrigue over the positioning of that finger as opposed to it being there, or there. And I’m still working on that. We haven’t played any of those scenes yet. I felt really self-conscious. But, then, by the end, it was great. It’s like anything, you just have to experiment.
A teaser trailer is surely around the corner at this rate. Doctor Strange releases on November 4th.
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