Here’s the teaser trailer for DOCTOR STRANGE in all its twisty, magical glory

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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 […]

Benedict Cumberbatch went to the JHU comics shop dressed as Doctor Strange

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The Doctor Strange movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch has been filming around NYC, but the ‘Batch decided to kick it up a notch by heading to a comics shop in costume, in this case my local, JHU and 32nd Street. The shop may also have made it to the final movie, as they were shooting on […]

Benedict Wong cast as Wong in DOCTOR STRANGE

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  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 […]

D23 showcases big reveals for both Marvel and Star Wars

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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 […]

Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor will be Doctor Strange’s Baron Mordo

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 […]

Benedict Cumberbatch Speaks Out About Doctor Strange

    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 […]

Comic Book Casting Extravaganza: Cumberbatch, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Deadpool, Walking Dead II….

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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 to play Doctor Strange

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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?