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Benedict Cumberbatch dances around Doctor Strange questions at Comic Con

Jul. 24, 2014by:

Sure, Benedict Cumberbatch is only at San Diego Comic Con because he is plugging Dreamworks' PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR. He couldn't possibly be there for anything like, say, a big Marvel announcement on Saturday? You can speculate all you want but no one knows for sure who will be playing DOCTOR STRANGE aside from Kevin Feige, Scott Derrickson, and the guy who actually has the role. Well, and everyone else involved with Marvel and Disney, but you know what I mean.

Fans went nuts today at SDCC during the PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR panel when Cumberbatch and John Malkovich were asked which superhero they would like to play. Apparently there was a significant silence when someone yelled out "Doctor Strange!" to which Malkovich answered he would play Lois Lane. Cumberbatch then jumped in with this comment.

Nurse Normal? Wait for it. Wait for it. Let the penny drop. OK, thats a joke about Doctor Strange. Batman, I suppose?"

Take it for what you will, but that is a very interesting joke by Cumberbatch. The man in the middle of the Khan-gate last year certainly knows about keeping movie secrets, but he could also just be playing with the audience. He also spoke with MTV and answered the casting rumor more directly.

As far as Im aware, even if that was the case, it couldnt work out because Im doing a little play called Hamlet in London, he said. So I dont think I could even if that was in the cards. It sounds like a fantastic project. Its a shame if I miss out, but who knows?

Whatever the case, we know that Cumberbatch was on the shortlist for the role alongside Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, and at one point Jon Hamm. Whether his commitment to Hamlet would prevent him from making the movie or not, we will probably find out for certain during the big Marvel presentation this Saturday. Stay tuned as we will bring you the breaking news as it happens.

Source: Cinema BlendMTV

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5:51AM on 07/25/2014
I wish this ugly-faced flavour-of-the-month ham would stop being linked to everything under the sun. What an absolute am-dram mutant-looking motherfucker.
I wish this ugly-faced flavour-of-the-month ham would stop being linked to everything under the sun. What an absolute am-dram mutant-looking motherfucker.
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8:45AM on 07/25/2014
You just seem like one of those guy who hates everyone who has a bigger dick (the entire male and transgender population of the world)
You just seem like one of those guy who hates everyone who has a bigger dick (the entire male and transgender population of the world)
8:05PM on 07/24/2014
Ellen DeGeneres IS Nurse Normal this fall on Fox.
Ellen DeGeneres IS Nurse Normal this fall on Fox.
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8:00PM on 07/24/2014
I really hope he'll get the part. He's perfect for Doctor Strange.
I really hope he'll get the part. He's perfect for Doctor Strange.
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7:47PM on 07/24/2014
I would be thrilled if he got the part, but I'm not getting my hopes up too high. I mean, if not Doctor Strange, then I think he would be perfect for Braniac or The Riddler for DC's Justice League Universe films.
I would be thrilled if he got the part, but I'm not getting my hopes up too high. I mean, if not Doctor Strange, then I think he would be perfect for Braniac or The Riddler for DC's Justice League Universe films.
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6:21PM on 07/24/2014

No.

No no no no no. Please no.
No no no no no. Please no.
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8:46AM on 07/25/2014
Why? Do you know anything about Dr. Strange? Cumberbatch not only looks the part, he is old enough, has that perfect Mystic Sorcerer voice and the acting chops to go toe to toe with RDJ, Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo.
Why? Do you know anything about Dr. Strange? Cumberbatch not only looks the part, he is old enough, has that perfect Mystic Sorcerer voice and the acting chops to go toe to toe with RDJ, Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo.
5:55PM on 07/24/2014
So I admit, I don't know that much about Dr. Strange. But from the comments and articles on this site that I have read, he definitely comes across as an eccentric character and his powers are different than what we have seen so far in MCU films. Haters can hate on how Khan was used, but with Khan, Sherlock, Smaug, and his role in 12 years a slave, its my opinion that Marvel would be doing very well for themselves to have him play Dr. Strange.
So I admit, I don't know that much about Dr. Strange. But from the comments and articles on this site that I have read, he definitely comes across as an eccentric character and his powers are different than what we have seen so far in MCU films. Haters can hate on how Khan was used, but with Khan, Sherlock, Smaug, and his role in 12 years a slave, its my opinion that Marvel would be doing very well for themselves to have him play Dr. Strange.
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9:00PM on 07/24/2014
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5:30PM on 07/24/2014
As cool as it would be to see Cumberbatch play Dr. Strange, I have a feeling that he's a bit too expensive for Marvel's purse at this point. It's one thing to have a huge name play a major role in one movie; it's a whole other thing to have him sign on for some indefinite number of movies. That said, Samuel L Jackson's contract is running out soon, RDJ may or may not return for another Iron Man...assuming they don't need an expensive actor somewhere else, it could work.
...And assuming
As cool as it would be to see Cumberbatch play Dr. Strange, I have a feeling that he's a bit too expensive for Marvel's purse at this point. It's one thing to have a huge name play a major role in one movie; it's a whole other thing to have him sign on for some indefinite number of movies. That said, Samuel L Jackson's contract is running out soon, RDJ may or may not return for another Iron Man...assuming they don't need an expensive actor somewhere else, it could work.
...And assuming Cumberbatch isn't still playing Hamlet at the time, obviously :P
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