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Martial Artist Scott Adkins Joins Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ (Exclusive)

Scott Derrickson is directing the comic book movie, which co-stars Rachel McAdams and Tilda Swinton

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.

Scott Derrickson is directing the movie, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton, Michael Stuhlbarg and Amy Landecker.

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.

Kevin Feige is producing “Doctor Strange,” which was written by Jon Spaihts. Production is currently under way, Disney will release the comic book movie on Nov. 4, 2016.

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.