It already looks as if Benedict Cumberbatch is perfect for the role of Doctor Stephen Strange of the Marvel cinematic universe, and the film’s not even released for another 8 or so months!
Producer, Kevin Feige has said that the team were determined to get the star, despite his busy schedule:
“[Benedict] was someone that we were very interested in for a very long time. But he kept getting more popular, and more popular, and he kept getting busier, and busier, and it looked like the timing wasn’t going to work. So we looked at some other actors for a while and ultimately decided, ‘We have to try and make it work with Benedict and with his schedule’.”
The Sherlock star says:
“There’s all sorts of craziness [in Doctor Strange]. Falling, flying, jumping, fighting, punching, getting punched. It’s really rough and tumble.”
The movie is being filmed in various international locations including Kathmandu, Hong Kong, and London. We’re presuming Cumberbatch will begin filming Sherlock Series 4 after work on Doctor Strange concludes – which would account for its tentative January 2017 airdate.
Director, Scott Derrickson adds:
“I’m perpetually awestruck that I’m getting to make this movie. I keep waiting for the knock on the door when somebody says, ‘This movie’s too weird, we can’t make this.'”
Also starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Tilda Swinton – whose names seem to always be attached to speculation about who should play the Doctor – Doctor Strange is out in UK cinemas on 28th October.