Are Marvel executives looking to Benedict Cumberbatch for a future film?

Still very much a rumour, but TheDailySuperHero seem to have found a source that would imply that Benedict Cumberbatch has caught the attention of Marvel. Hit the jump for the full story!

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By DEVLIN712 - 12/14/2013
Take this story with a pinch of salt, but are reporting that they have a source in Hollywood telling them that Star Trek: Into Darkness' Benedict Cumberbatch may have drawn the interests of Marvel Studios about appearing in a future film.

The source went on to tell TheDailySuperHero that the rumour that Cumberbatch was in talks for Star Wars: Episode VII were to throw people off the fact that Marvel were the real Disney subsidiary that wanted Cumberbatch.

The source does seem to be pretty reliable, being the same source behind the rumour that Marvel were interested in Bradley Cooper last year.

Who he will be up for playing is still unknown, but as fans, it's our job to speculate. Don't forget to sign off your thoughts in the comments.
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myparentsaredead - 12/14/2013, 2:06 PM
Doctor Strange. Let's make it happen.
DrDoom - 12/14/2013, 2:06 PM
Moohika - 12/14/2013, 2:07 PM
Who would he play? Hmmm...
Malcopunch - 12/14/2013, 2:07 PM
I am going out on a limb here and say Hank Pym/ Ant-Man..i know it will probably not happen but honestly i think he could do a good job and would be different from many of his roles..
Nubase - 12/14/2013, 2:07 PM
l read a story here in the UK that he is in the running to play Lex Luthor
Moohika - 12/14/2013, 2:09 PM
I just can't see him as Lex at all.
Blanka1212 - 12/14/2013, 2:12 PM
IS Marvel...not are Marvel.
koolaidbag - 12/14/2013, 2:13 PM
DOCTOR STRANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tyrus - 12/14/2013, 2:14 PM
DEVLIN712 - 12/14/2013, 2:14 PM
Wouldn't a company's creative team be seen as plurar rather than singular?
Dr. Strange or the redemption of Mr. Freeze for Cumberbatch.
DrDoom - 12/14/2013, 2:14 PM
Btw, you might want to add the 'M' in Cumberbatch in your headline, devlin712

Just a heads up
Tyrus - 12/14/2013, 2:16 PM
And after Marvel are done looking at him, Fox or WB will try to get him :P
nowtheresaBATman - 12/14/2013, 2:17 PM
no shit.
DynamicDynamo - 12/14/2013, 2:20 PM
DEVLIN712 - 12/14/2013, 2:20 PM
Thanks Doom
DrDoom - 12/14/2013, 2:20 PM
np bro
nowtheresaBATman - 12/14/2013, 2:23 PM
maybe Fox will get him for Reed Richards? I dunno he looks plasticy n' shit.
DelTorite - 12/14/2013, 2:25 PM
If he's Doctor Strange no one will care about Iron an anymore.
Too bad though he would be a perfect Morpheus if they ever make that rumored Sandman movie.
Blanka1212 - 12/14/2013, 2:26 PM
Devlin. No.

You are talking about one singular entity: Marvel.

"Are Marvel execs looking to Benedict.."--yes. That works.

This does not.

ALegendaryPanda - 12/14/2013, 2:28 PM
Voice and MoCap for Thanos please!
DEVLIN712 - 12/14/2013, 2:30 PM
I thought the "Are" sounded better so I went the executives path
koolaidbag - 12/14/2013, 2:39 PM
Are you guys saying thanos crazy, he DOES NOT have a voice like or look anything close to thanos.
jascurio - 12/14/2013, 2:40 PM
Dr strange ftw
ruadh - 12/14/2013, 2:42 PM
Awesome. He already met with Marvel a while ago, but they said it was simply to tour the studio...for no real reason, and everyone bought that.

Antman would make a lot of sense, given how long ago that tour was, and how long that movie's been in pre-production now. But I bet, unfortunately almost, he'll be cast as a villain. I'd love if he was Strange though. Would up my interest in the film considerably.
Brainiac13 - 12/14/2013, 2:51 PM
DR Strange
ALegendaryPanda - 12/14/2013, 2:52 PM

Well in my opinion he does.
Mechagino - 12/14/2013, 2:52 PM

WB needs to snag him and cast him as Brainiac!
DudeGuyMan - 12/14/2013, 2:54 PM
quasi95 - 12/14/2013, 2:55 PM
Black Panther
ALegendaryPanda - 12/14/2013, 2:58 PM
Actually yeah he's perfect for Brainiac! Forget my Thanos suggestion. Hurry up and get his ass WB!
DukeAcureds - 12/14/2013, 2:59 PM
Yes please, boss!
Question is, who will write and who will direct?
I hope they don't just make it a regular summer movie like the rest of them. Get a bonofide artist and give him/her a shitload of psychadelic drugs. Then we're talking business.
DEVLIN712 - 12/14/2013, 3:04 PM
Cumberbatch + Del Toro (directing) = One hell of a Dr Strange movie
Interestein - 12/14/2013, 3:05 PM
Doctor Strange, The Leader, Ant-Man, Vision, Eros?
rocky - 12/14/2013, 3:08 PM
Checkmate - 12/14/2013, 3:17 PM
Black Bolt.
Jollem - 12/14/2013, 3:18 PM
he might make a good mandarin. we got rick-rolled on both so far
ShadowPimp723 - 12/14/2013, 3:25 PM
I see Adam Warlock
DukeAcureds - 12/14/2013, 3:49 PM
DEVLIN@ Wasn't Del Toro gonna do a Dr. Strange movie a while back? They should talk to him about what his ideas were. Then announce it before Christmas. Speaking of which...

What's behind the door, today?

Remember to leave Santa some cigars, a babe ruth and a brewski, this Christmas.
MrCameron - 12/14/2013, 3:49 PM
If he bulked up a bit more I could see him as Black Bolt (though that would be a big waste of an awesome voice). If not that, then Dr. Strange would be the best role for him.
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