WHAT THE HELL?!?! So the CG magic of films like ‘Inception’ gets the Marvel Studios treatment, and it looks very cryptic and very fun. This could either turn into a giant CG mess, or a really fun and adventurous superhero movie. Definitely outside the box with the use of the “chakra” and spiritual angle, this also looks to be Cumberbatch’s next BIG thing. Seeing as how everyone loves him, we don’t see him drawing much criticism from this role. There’s also small hints of other characters and other great talents including, (but not limited to) Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, and the brilliant Tilda Swinton. Interestingly, director Scott Derrickson is better known for his horror work, so who knows what to expect from this one.
Fantastic news for Marvel Studios fans and anyone (like me) that thinks Chiwetel Ejiofor is the hottest man in film right now. ‘Doctor Strange’ is set to be the next production from Kevin Feige in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase III, after ‘Captain America: Civil War’, which started shooting a couple of months back. Ejiofor is being cast as the evil Baron Mordo with other notable casting rumours linking Tilda Swinton to the role of The Ancient One. But Britain’s man of the moment, Benedict Cumberbatch, is the only one that’s been signed up to play the lead man in this Scott Derrickson directed movie. You’ll have to wait until autumn next year to see this one though.