By the way, is Benedict Cumberbatch’s last name pronounced ‘Cum-ber-batch’ or ‘Cum-ber-boch?’ I have been leery of such things every since what I like to call the “Bruce Cockburn Incident,” which by the way, isn’t pronounced at all how it’s spelled.
Kind of like ‘St. John,’ which if James Bond movies have taught me anything, is in some instances is pronounced Sin-Jinn (unless you’re talking about the actual saint).
Anyway, according to sources like Variety he’s going to play Doctor Strange, though what bothers me about Cumberbach in the role is that he has always appeared too tall, though that may have more to do with him in many instances playing against relatively short actors. That being said, his voice is perfect, though I am still not too crazy about his overall look.
Then again, maybe seeing him in costume will change things.
Though he is a sought-after actor, and I think that Marvel Studios may have wanted him also because it keeps him out of Warner Bros/DC’s hands for the foreseeable future.
Then again, Marvel Studios elevated the game of Tom Hiddleston, so maybe they’re on to something.