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Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' casts its lead actor in feature adaptation

Going from strength to strength, Marvel Studio's 'Doctor Strange' adaptation takes form

Ben Gourlay | Oct 27, 2014 at 5:33 pm CDT (0 mins, 46 secs time to read)

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.

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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.

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'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'.

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Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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