The “Imitation Game” star is closing a deal to play the Sorceror Supreme
TheWrap first reported that Cumberbatch was back in the mix to play the Sorcerer Supreme, who is a key character in Marvel’s ambitious Phase Three plan for the MCU.
Scheduling conflicts nearly derailed the deal but Cumberbatch’s reps at UTA and Conway van Gelder Grant were able to work out his schedule to allow him to do “Doctor Strange” and an upcoming play, as well as the next season of “Sherlock.”
Cumberbatch is no stranger to blockbuster fare, having co-starred in “Star Trek Into Darkness” and voiced Smaug in the “Hobbit” movies.
Marvel will release “Doctor Strange” in July 2016.