Marvel Officially Announces Benedict Cumberbatch As Doctor Strange

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File this news as "biggest non-surprise of the day" - but hey it's Marvel, so it's still cool.

We've known for some time that Benedict Cumberbatch will play Doctor Strange, and today Marvel made it official.

Really, this is fantastic casting for Marvel Studios because Cumberbatch is at the top of his game and he'll nail this role. I'll be sure to share any other casting announcements as they surface. Who do you think will join Cumberbatch in this superhero saga?

'Doctor Strange' opens Nov. 4, 2016.

Check out a snippet of the press release below - 

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"The actor will star in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” scheduled to hit theaters November 4, 2016. The film, directed by Scott Derrickson with Jon Spaihts writing the screenplay, will follow the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions." - Marc Stromm, marvel.com

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