​Doctor Strange: Is Benedict Cumberbatch In New Marvel Movie As ‘Doctor’ With Ejiofor

Doctor Strange Benedict Cumberbatch
Author: Jennifer HongBy:
Staff Reporter
Feb. 23, 2016

It’s ‘Doctor Strang’e as Benedict Cumberbatch after leaked photos were released this week. Cumberbatch is the Sorcerer Supreme, in full uniform, after he was spotted on the streets of London wearing a red robe on a film set, according to The Huffington Post.

On the same Doctor Strange film set, you can see Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo in one of the photos. Another leaked shot shows Cumberbatch with what looks like a bloody scratch going down the side of his face.

Doctor Strange as Benedict Cumberbatch shown in leaked photo

Doctor Strange as Benedict Cumberbatch shown in leaked photo

The Marvel movie’s impressive cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams and Mads Mikkelsen, with Sinister’s Scott Derrickson directing. Previously, the Sherlock actor promised some psychedelic visual effects in the movie, adding: “There’s going to be crazy sh*t going on.”

As Doctor Strange becomes Benedict Cumberbatch, there is other news in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Falcon star Anthony Mackie hinted that Mark Rufallo (i.e. The Hulk) will be appearing in the third Captain America film. Production has also officially started on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Doctor Strange tells the story of Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch), an acclaimed neurosurgeon who uncovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions after a near-fatal car accident. The film will show audiences corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe never before explored, thanks to director Scott Derrickson.

The Marvel movie is set to debut on the big screen this year, and excited fans cannot wait to see it. Now that the new superhero movie has started filming, onlookers are posting photographs and video clips from the London set.

The Doctor Strange film is being shot in London and with a largely British cast of actors. However, it is understood that the majority of the action will take place in New York City. The filming set has brought signature NYC yellow cabs transforming the streets of London.

The leaked scene shows Benedict Cumberbatch in character as Baron Mordo rushes to aide Benedict Wong (as Wong) who was lying on the pavement. Cumberbatch has noticeable wounds on his head from the on-going battle.

Late last year, the Oscar-nominated actor has traveled to Kathmandu to film scenes for the anticipated Marvel movie. Fans are able to snap pictures of the 39-year-old actor who is almost unrecognizable with a full beard.

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Cumberbatch flew Asia to film the first scenes of the movie adaptation. Benedict ended up in the East to search for “The Ancient One” (Tilda Swinton) in hopes that the mystical character will be able to heal his injuries. Instead, the wizard has trained the doctor to become The Sorcerer Supreme.

Doctor Strange as Benedict Cumberbatch is slated to premiere worldwide on Nov. 4, 2016. The actor stars as the egotistical doctor-turned-powerful-wizard Doctor Stephen Strange with Ejiofor, Wong, Swinton, Rachel McAdams and Mads Mikkelsen.

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