Cumberbatch Talks “Doctor Strange” Casting

It has been a month since Benedict Cumberbatch was confirmed to be cast in the title role of Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange” film. The acclaimed “Sherlock” star is already at work prepping for his role as the Sorcerer Supreme and tells The Wall Street Journal he thinks the part isn’t the risk it might seem on paper:

“I don’t think it’s a risk because of Marvel. Marvel is a stable of bringing out ordinary comic characters and turning them into screen-like gods. It’s very different, it’s an Astral Plane. There’s a huge new element to this Marvel universe that’s going to be employed in building this story and this character.

But you know, I’m really excited about it, about working with Scott [Derrickson] whose imagination is endless, and all the boys and girls at Marvel who know what they’re doing. I’ve got a few things to get under my belt first.

I’m not going to be eked out on any spoilers or reveals now. It’s quite a way off but I’m very excited about that spiritual dimension, obviously. It’s something that’s been a huge part of my life.”

Cumberbatch admits he didn’t read the comics growing up, but “you can bet your bottom dollar I’m reading them now, avidly.” The “Doctor Strange” film is slated to hit cinemas on November 4th 2016.