Benedict Cumberbatch confirmed for Doctor Strange, but whats the story line ?

Published On November 4, 2014 » 593 Views» By Darren Dimmick » Movies, News
After it being mooted that Cumberbatch was inline to play a Marvel character, it has now been confirmed that he will take on the role as the Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Strange.

Over the last few months speculation has been rife over who will take on the role of Doctor Strange. With names like Jared Leto, Will Smith and Tom Hardy all being circulated to take on the character. But if we cast our minds back the first rumored actor to be taking on the role was indeed Benedict Cumberbatch himself.

Although Mr Cumberbatch has not signed on the dotted line, it has come from a reliable sources that he is Marvels first choice, and that negotiations are now under way to sign him up.

As regards to the story line it has been said that the movie will not be an origins one, although the Hows, and Why’s will be filled in for us

Scott Derrickson who is currently attached to direct the movie, recently gave a hint towards the direction of the movie via his twitter account. He uploaded a picture from Doctor Strange: Into Shamballa, a graphic novel by J.M. DeMatteis and Dan Green that was first published in 1986. The story begins with Strange visiting the home of the Ancient One twenty years after the sorcerer taught him in the ways of magic. Discovering an artifact that has been left as a gift for him, he brings it back home for study – and winds up opening communication with beings of a higher reality known as the Lords of Shamballa. An opportunity is introduced that would allow humanity to reach another level and enter a golden age, but, of course, an enormous sacrifice would have to be made in order for it to happen.

Although it has in no way been confirmed that this is the way the movie will be moving forward, it certainly will get fans of the comics speculating over what direction the movie may take.

More news on this as we have it.

Doctor Strange is scheduled for a November 4th 2016 release date.

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