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Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

Here’s a look at the rumors that have been swirling in the entertainment world this week.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

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Deadline reported this week that Cumberbatch has entered discussions with Marvel to play Doctor Strange after talks with Joaquin Phoenix fell through earlier this fall. There has been no confirmation from either camp and talks are only just beginning, but Cumberbatch isn’t as picky as the eccentric Phoenix and has enough pull both as a popular actor and with the fan boys,

that Marvel is reportedly willing to shuffle around the movie’s filming schedule a little bit to make things work with the actor. Talks could still fall through, but it looks like Marvel could be close to finding their man for the seemingly un-castable role of Doctor Strange.