It seems that Marvel Studios can do no wrong, churning out hit after hit with a success rate only shared by the likes of Pixar under the leadership of mega-producer Kevin Feige. The studio has a huge slate of features scheduled for the next 6 years that includes an adaptation of the little-known property 'Doctor Strange' for 2016. Now the studio has cast its Doctor, and it seems another casting coup for the young studio.
Bringing the Doctor to life is accomplished English actor Benedict Cumberpatch, who has risen to fame in roles such as 'Star Trek: Into Darkness', 'Sherlock', 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy', 'War Horse' and the upcoming 'The Imitation Game', where he will play famed computer pioneer Alan Turning.
'Doctor Strange' begins shooting in mid 2015 with a release scheduled for July 8, 2016, directed by Scott Derrickson who helmed 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' remake, and this summer's 'Deliver Us from Evil'.