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Benedict Cumberbatch Closes Deal for Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

Benedict Cumberbatch Closes Deal for Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

After much speculation, Benedict Cumberbatch has landed the coveted title role in Marvel’s upcoming superhero movie Doctor Strange.

According to Deadline, the 38-year-old actor finalized the deal and reportedly beat out Joaquin Phoenix, Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, and several others.

Doctor Strange follows a brilliant but arrogant surgeon who, after his career is destroyed, gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.

You can catch it in theaters on July 8, 2016!

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  • Jon M’Shulla

    Great choice. He takes his characters very seriously and looks the part. I’m thrilled.