Martial artist Scott Adkins has joined the cast of Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
Marvel declined to comment, while representatives for Adkins did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
Cumberbatch plays neurosurgeon Stephen Strange, who after a horrific car accident discovers a hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.
Adkins’ role is being kept under wraps, though insiders suggest he’ll have several major action scenes featuring hand-to-hand combat.
Adkins is a world renowned martial artist whose movie credits include “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “The Expendables 2” and Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty.” He’ll soon be seen in Sacha Baron Cohen’s spy comedy “The Brothers Grimsby” and Ariel Vromen’s “Criminal.” He’s represented by the Gersh Agency and LINK Entertainment.