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Looks Like Marvel Is Casting None Other Than Benedict Cumberbatch As Doctor Strange

Strange things are happening to me.

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HOLY CRAP.

Deadline is reporting:

I’m hearing Benedict Cumberbatch is in final negotiations for the superhero pic. The news comes after talks with Joaquin Phoenix around the time of Comic-Con went south, and Marvel went back to the drawing board. With names like Jared Leto and Tom Hardy also in the mix, this is obviously a big job.

[Edit: Deadline has updated their article, which now reads: “I’m hearing Benedict Cumberbatch is the studio’s choice for the superhero pic, and negotiations are about to begin.”]

You may remember us reporting on Ethan Hawke and Ewan McGregor as well.

No definitive word from Marvel yet but I would not be surprised if this was a go. Thoughts?

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