Debuting on Jimmy Kimmel Live, as all these superhero movie trailers tend to be doing lately, here’s the first teaser trailer for Doctor Strange. Get a gander a Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme and Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, along with a few appearances from Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mads Mikkelsen. It looks to […]
In casting news at THR that will likely lead to actor Benedict Wong having the easiest on-set direction days of any performer in one of these Marvel productions; The Martian star has been cast as Stephen Strange’s faithful sidekick Wong. Wong, the actor, not the character, has also been seen in films like Sunshine, where […]
I’m not at D23 this weekend, and I’ll reserve any of the “on the scene” impressions for Beat contributors Alex Jones and Victor Van Scoit, who are both there in person. But that doesn’t mean I won’t report on the biggest announcements that are worthy of attention and discussion, and when it comes to Disney […]
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Oscar nominated for the incredible 12 Years A Slave (also known as one of the few movies to ever make me openly sob in the theater), is the latest prestigious thespian to join the ranks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ejiofor, long rumored to be a part of the upcoming Doctor Strange in […]
Prior to the official word of his casting as Stephen Strange in Marvel’s 2016 release Doctor Strange, despite months of rumors, Benedict Cumberbatch remained vigilantly quiet about the role (no surprise there). But today, speaking with the Wall Street Journal as a part of his Oscar run for The Imitation Game and his […]
Oh man, everyone in the comic book media game decided to overload the circuits with a flood of casting announcements yesterday! What are YOU most excited about? (Photo: Jason Bell) • Marvel made it official! Benedict Cumberbatch IS Doctor Strange! Now you may say this casting is too on the nose but with a nose […]
Benedict Cumberbatch will play Doctor Strange in the upcoming MArvel movie.
Some say he is merely “in talks” but we all know that this was fated to be, and it was doubtless some arcane spell cast by legions of Cumberphiles putting a whammy on Joaquin Phoenix—perhaps some kind of spell of confusion that made him think that playing Doctor Strange in the upcoming Marvel movie would not be the best thing for his career.
But now all is right with the world, and the ‘Batch will play the sorcerer supreme. I mean, really, is there anyone who didn’t think this was perfect casting the moment it slippied in a sigh from a Tumblr user’s lips?