Cumberbatch a Superhero? Marvel may have found its Doctor Strange, it was revealed last week! You knew it would happen sooner or later!
Lady Anglophile is going to need a whole team just to cover the career updates of Benedict Cumberbatch alone! The Imitation Game star is everywhere these days. From his hilarious guest spot on Graham Norton where he was introduced to his wax likeness, to his Oscar-buzz generating role as mathematician Alan Turing, to his animated “pengween” spy in Penguins of Madagascar, to ferocious Smaug in The Hobbit; The Battle of the Five Armies…Cumberbatch is keeping his (most likely ecstatic) agents and publicists quite busy these days.
Word around the studio commissary is that negotiations have begun for Cumberbatch to star in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange”, playing the neurosurgeon who becomes Sorcerer Supreme, protecting Earth against magical and mystical threats with powers of sorcery, mysticism, and martial arts. But I’ll go see it anyway 😉 (Not a big superhero fan.)
Cumby is on everyone’s A-list these days, but this deal is contingent upon his hectic schedule which is tricky to say the least and which includes (hopefully) another season of “Sherlock” and of course Hamlet on stage in the West End next year. But if I were a betting woman, I’m willing to say Cumberbatch will find time in his busy schedule to become a Marvel Superhero!
Cumberbatch is repped by (some very happy agents at) UTA.