Doctor Strange could star Benedict Cumberbatch or Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch in the running for Marvel’s Doctor Strange movie

Doctor Strange in his classic Marvel outfit
Doctor Strange in his classic Marvel outfit

According to Deadline, Sherlock fan-favourite Benedict Cumberbatch and the prolific Tom Hardy (Mad Max, The Dark Knight Rises) are both at the top of Marvel’s wish list for their Doctor Strange movie.

Sinister and The Exorcism Of Emily Rose director Scott Derrickson was confirmed to be helming the Phase 3 flick earlier this week, while the script is being put together by writing duo Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, best known for Conan The Barbarian and Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night.

Meanwhile, you can catch more supernatural scares from Derrickson in the forthcoming Deliver Us From Evil, starring former Incredible Hulk Eric ‘Bruce’ Bana.

Deliver Us From Evil is in cinemas 22 August 2014 in the UK. You can buy Sinister on Blu-ray for £6.76 at Amazon.co.uk.