Benedict Cumberbatch Officially Announced as "Doctor Strange"

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With rumors swirling for some time now,  Marvel has officially announced Benedict Cumberbatch as the lead in "Doctor Strange." The "Sherlock" star was reportedly cast in the role back in October, however it was pure speculation at the time. According to the rumor-mill, Cumberbatch became a possibility for the role as far back as June, when talks with Joaquin Phoenix fell through.

In the official statement, Marvel studio head, Kevin Feige stated that "Stephen Strange's story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity [...] In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character."

The newest addition to the Marvel movie-verse will be directed by Scott Derrickson and penned by Jon Spaihts.

"Doctor Strange" is scheduled for release on November 4, 2016.

-Nowal Massari