Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch in Talks to Play DOCTOR STRANGE

By Amirose Eisenbach December 8, 2014

Following the news of Scott Derrickson directing Marvel's "Doctor Strange" film, the next question has obviously been, who will play the obscure Doctor? It appears we are now a bit closer to that answer, as it's being reported that two high-profile actors are on that list; Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy.

It is unknown at this time if they are just the front-runners or if there are several other names on the list of potentials and these are just the two that have leaked. Both have played important villains in fanboy culture, with Cumberbatch portraying Khan in "Star Trek Into Darkness" and Tom Hardy playing Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises". Doctor Stranger is one of the darker properties Marvel is bringing to the big-screen and he certainly has elements of kooky accompanying his brilliance.

Derrickson is working from a script that is being penned by Thomas Dean Donnelly ("Conan the Barbarian") and Joshua Oppenheimer ("The Act of Killing"). I'm not sure how in-depth the film will go into the origin of the character but it's quite an interesting one. They will have to at the very least get the general public up-to-speed with it, focusing on the most important plot point on how the injured surgeon turned to magic to regain his abilities and became the Master of the Mystic Arts in the process.

Out of the two, who would you like to see play Doctor Strange? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: IGN

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