Before I begin I think that I should acknowledge that Benedict Cumberbatch is a good actor. That being said, I don’t necessarily think that he’s a good choice for Marvel Studios upcoming Doctor Strange. For awhile Ethan Hawke was in the running–and I get the feeling that if the choice were entirely Scott Derrickson’s he’d probably have the role (mainly because he and Hawke appeared to work well together in Sinister).
Which shouldn’t be taken to imply that Hawke doesn’t have his plate full, with Boyhood threatening to win beaucoup awards, and with his latest movie Predestination, where he plays a time cop in search of a enemy that has always managed to elude him.
It’s from the Spierig Brothers–whom I thought were Australian, for some reason–who’s last film, Daybreakers, was an interesting take on vampire lore that didn’t quite live up to its potential.
That being said, maybe they’re do better this time around.
In descriptions of Predestination I have heard Looper mentioned–and while it does share the plot device of time travel–a more apt comparison (admittedly based upon only the trailer) would be Tony Scott’s Deja Vu.