Yesterday, Marvel continued it’s tradition of following DC’s announcements with a big one of their own. Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch will play Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Strange. From the moment Stephen Strange was mentioned in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, specualtion started as to who would play him. No one was confirmed when the film was confirmed by Marvel, but Joaquin Phoenix was reportedly in talks to star for some time, but those talks reportedly fell through, and the leading candidte became Benedict Cumberbatch, who came to prominence in the BBC’s Sherlock, and in recent years has been expanding into a bona fide film star with Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Fifth Estate and The Imitation Game.
Doctor Strange opens in Theaters on Nov. 6, 2016.