Doctor Strange casts Benedict Cumberbatch, now calm down

Benedict Cumberbatch is in negotiations for Marvel’s Doctor Strange, but don’t get too excited

Fantastic piece of Benedict Cumberbatch-as-Doctor Strange fan art
Fantastic piece of Benedict Cumberbatch-as-Doctor Strange fan art

According to Deadline, Marvel have opened negotiations with Sherlock‘s Benedict Cumberbatch to take on the role of Doctor Strange in perhaps the most eagerly anticipated Marvel movie since Guardians Of The Galaxy.

Cumberbatch has been rumoured for a while – along with most of the interesting male actors in Hollywood – but this is a credible source.

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Still, we’ve been burnt before and we’ll wait for the official confirmation before we fully lose our shit…

Doctor Strange will be in cinemas 8 July 2016. For more on the comics that have inspired the movie, pick up our 100 All-Time Greatest Comics bookazine now!