Benedict Cumberbatch Responds To DOCTOR STRANGE Rumors; 'It Wouldn't Work Out'

Benedict Cumberbatch Responds To DOCTOR STRANGE Rumors; 'It Wouldn't Work Out'

After joking during the Penguins of Madagascar panel that he'd like to play Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme, Benedict Cumberbatch talks with MTV about rumors that he's in contention for the role. Check it out!

“As far as I’m aware, even if that was the case, it couldn’t work out because I’m doing a little play called ‘Hamlet’ in London,” Benedict Cumberbatch told MTV of rumors that he's on Marvel's wishlist to play Doctor Strange. “So I don’t think I could even if that was in the cards. It sounds like a fantastic project. It’s a shame if I miss out, but who knows?” Were there ever any talks?
“I couldn’t possibly comment,” he replied. While Cumberbatch is making his San Diego Comic-Con debut for DreamWorks' Penguins of Madagascar and The Hobbit, it's believed Marvel will announce the English actor as Dr. Stephen Strange during its Hall H panel Saturday. What do you think?
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DrDoom - 7/24/2014, 1:10 PM
He's in.
NovaCorpsFan - 7/24/2014, 1:10 PM
Oh, well la-dee-daa, Mr. I'm In A [frick]ing Shakespearean Play So [frick] Your Super Hero Shit.
McNyagano - 7/24/2014, 1:11 PM
I think he's pulling a Paul Rudd. We'll see.
MrFridayNights - 7/24/2014, 1:11 PM
Tom Hardy for Dr Strange
DEVLIN712 - 7/24/2014, 1:11 PM
Dive it a day or two, then we'll see
Abary - 7/24/2014, 1:11 PM
I hope he isn't Strange. I can think of so many better people for the role. However, I wouldn't mind if he was Dormammu.
JatevinM - 7/24/2014, 1:12 PM
Really hoping that DC snatches him up for either Brainiac or Martian Manhunter.
DEVLIN712 - 7/24/2014, 1:12 PM
MrFridayNights - 7/24/2014, 1:13 PM
ManCalledSting would be super happy right now
themidnightking - 7/24/2014, 1:13 PM
He knows that the snipers are on his ass, that's why he's playing coy
LubedUp - 7/24/2014, 1:13 PM
JordanKing - 7/24/2014, 1:13 PM
He's definitely Dr Srange.
marvel72 - 7/24/2014, 1:14 PM
we'll probably find out on saturday.
ProfessorX - 7/24/2014, 1:14 PM
I bet he's lying and Marvel announce him as Strange on Saturday.
Mrcool210 - 7/24/2014, 1:14 PM
If he's not doing it.

But if he is pulling a paul rudd.

DeusExSponge - 7/24/2014, 1:14 PM
Dormammu please! He brought Smaug to life in a brilliant way and I want him to do that for the Lord of Chaos!
Mrcool210 - 7/24/2014, 1:15 PM
@Sipprelle no, clearly a photoshop
JAC - 7/24/2014, 1:16 PM
@MrCool210 Ok hahaha I just needed to make sure.
UrichLeeds - 7/24/2014, 1:16 PM
Cumberbatch is a liar, and that magnificent bastard is playing Strange.
kinghulk - 7/24/2014, 1:17 PM
i hope he appears in a marvel film at some point, i think he could be an awesome strange or some villian like Dormammu.
EhMaybeSays - 7/24/2014, 1:18 PM
Voice Darkseid you bastard.
charlie2094 - 7/24/2014, 1:19 PM
Interesting, there were definitely some kind of discussions or something then. Maybe he is Strange and Marvel will announce soon?
SageMode - 7/24/2014, 1:19 PM
"It’s a shame IF I miss out, but who knows?"

DeusExSponge - 7/24/2014, 1:26 PM
TheDudeRusty - I think Keith David would be a way better choice for Darkseid.
PymParticle - 7/24/2014, 1:26 PM
He's no Strange.

There's only one
FraserB - 7/24/2014, 1:27 PM
Awesome actor but I just can't see him as DR Strange, love him as Smaug, Sherlock, Kahn etc. But Dr Strange? Nope. Can't see it....
ProfessorX - 7/24/2014, 1:28 PM
Mortensen is too old for Strange (same goes for Depp). They need someone in their late 30s/early 40s.
scruffylookingnerfherder - 7/24/2014, 1:30 PM
Adam "Hoopity Doopity" Sandler is perfect casting. Mavrel plz.
hgokuh - 7/24/2014, 1:31 PM
I don´t understand the logic of some people in here, they take a denial like a confirmation, if anyone would ask me if I´m playing Dr.Strange, I would say no, and people here would say, yes he is...
DarthCMPunk - 7/24/2014, 1:33 PM
Curse you Hamlet!!!!
UltimateCookie - 7/24/2014, 1:33 PM
Cumberbatch is my Dr. Strange but I think he'd make a good Dor-dor-Doorman. I'm calling that villain Doorman.

JAC - 7/24/2014, 1:34 PM
In SDCC related news, why do people love to f*ck with my emotions?
It's probably fake, but damn :'(
GodzillaKart - 7/24/2014, 1:34 PM
Make it happen! He would be fantastic.
DeusExSponge - 7/24/2014, 1:34 PM
PymParticle - I doubt Viggo would be up for it, I believe Marvel has already talked to him about it and he wasn't up for the role. He mostly does indie films now and he doesn't seem to be fond of CGI.
HulkOnion - 7/24/2014, 1:35 PM
Okay. I know he's lying. Know it.


i can dig it
charlie2094 - 7/24/2014, 1:35 PM

It's because of the way he said, which is just like when any other who has denied a role has ended up cast. The same "I can't say anything", "Shame to miss out" type thing.
FordEl - 7/24/2014, 1:35 PM
He'd be terrible. He's not right for it. He doesnt look the part at all.
MrBlackJack - 7/24/2014, 1:36 PM
ComicsBornAndBred - 7/24/2014, 1:37 PM
He's not going to do it. It's just not in his wheelhouse. He's have to sign some long picture deal and with Sherlock and a ton of films on the horizon, I don't think he has the time To do that. Idk if I see him as someone who can join Marvel right now. Maybe in the future when he's not so tied up. IMO, he doesn't seem like someone who would want to play a superhero. Maybe in the future
ProfessorX - 7/24/2014, 1:37 PM
Evangeline Lily was also coy when asked if she might have a part in a Marvel movie:

My guess is the actors playing Wasp, Dr. Strange, and Black Panther will all be revealed on Saturday.
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