Swinton On Her “Doctor Strange” Role

One of the cooler casting rumors in recent months was of Tilda Swinton being in talks to star in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” film. Swinton herself has now updated the progress of those negotiations saying they’re over and she’s set. She tells Screen Crush: “We’re so far in talks we’re not talking anymore. It’s done.”

In the film, Swinton will playThe Ancient One – a Himalayan healer who teaches the down-on-his-luck surgeon Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to tap into his psychic and magical powers. Of taking on the role, Swinton says:

“The idea of playing The Ancient One is really just too tickling. I can’t say no to that. I just really liked the premise of this and the idea of playing this character. I’m a Marvel fan and I think this particular world that Doctor Strange goes into is really, really, really exciting. I’m really interested as both an actor and a fan to see what’s done in this particular world. It’s all about creativity. It’s not about everything exploding at the end. It’s about something very different.”

Swinton also confirms she’s signed up for an unspecified multiple number of further Marvel films, but doesn’t know if she’ll be showing up again at this point: “It’s like holding onto the tail of a galloping horse at this point.”

Scott Derrickson helms the film which begins production in November in the United Kingdom ahead of an October 2016 release.