Cumberbatch Really Is “Doctor Strange”?

After numerous names being lobbed for the part of Doctor Stephen Strange, the rumors appear to have circled back around to the beginning.

Benedict Cumberbatch has reportedly emerged as Marvel Studios’ choice for the superhero feature “Doctor Strange” and negotiations are about to begin according to Deadline.

The “Sherlock” star was one of the first to be rumored for the role but whose name seemed to be overtaken by others, including Joaquin Phoenix whom was in talks for some time before ultimately dropping out.

Scott Derrickson is directing and Jon Spaihts is writing the script for the film about a neurosurgeon who becomes Sorcerer Supreme and protects Earth against magical and mystical threats.