Benedict Cumberbatch & Tom Hardy linked with Doctor Strange

News Simon Brew
7 Jun 2014 - 11:35

The casting rumours for Doctor Strange begin, as Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch are linked with the role...

With a director now in place, speculation begins as to who Marvel has in mind for the role of Doctor Strange. Sinister's Scott Derrickson was revealed to be the director of the movie earlier this week, and initial speculation had linked Jared Leto with the title role.

However, Deadline now reveals that Marvel has a shortlist in mind for Doctor Strange, and two notable names are on it. Firstly, there's Tom Hardy, best known in comic book movie circles for playing Bane in The Dark Knight Rises (although check out his most recent thriller Locke if you get a chance).

And then there's the man of a thousand casting stories on the internet, Mr Benedict Cumberbatch. Cumberbatch is linked with projects on a very regular basis, the majority of which have no grounding to them. That may be the case here too, as he's on what is described as an early wish-list. But you never know...

Doctor Strange is expected in cinemas in 2016 or 2017.


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