Last week Marvel officially announced the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. The majority of fans seemed to absolutely love the idea of the British actor taking on the role of the Sorcerer Supreme. I’m way stoked that he’s going to be Stephen Strange! I'm a long time fan of this character, and I feel Marvel casting him was an amazing choice.
Hey U Guys caught up with the actor at the 2014 British Independent Film Awards, where he had been nominated for best actor for The Imitation Game, and he talked a little bit about the upcoming Marvel project. This is the first time we’ve heard from the actor since the official announcement, and he talked about how much of a fan he is of the Marvel films, saying, “It's a thrilling gig to get. I just can't wait.” Cumberbatch added that he was "excited, really excited" to play the character, but of course he couldn't offer any real details about the film. There’s obviously still a lot of work to do before they start production on the highly anticipated Marvel flick.
Here’s a two-minute long video that features Cumberbatch discussing Marvel and the character he will play in their cinematic universe: