Tilda Swinton is in negotiations to portray the Tibetan mystic known as the Ancient One in Marvel Studios’ upcoming “Doctor Strange”.
Benedict Cumberbatch has already been cast as Strange, a formerly cocky surgeon who loses the use of his hands. On a last ditch attempt to heal himself, he discovers magic.
The Ancient One proves to be Strange’s mentor, a Tibetan mystic training pupils to be the next sorcerer supreme. In the comics the character has been male but the studio rethought that idea and have now made it female.
Scott Derrickson helms the project which is slated to begin shooting in the U.K. in November ahead of a release in November 2016. Kevin Feige is producing.
Source: Heat Vision