Kevin Feige Reveals How Benedict Cumberbatch Became DOCTOR STRANGE

With the release of new and amazing photos of Marvel's most-anticipated upcoming project Doctor Strange hitting the web, fans have unanimously agreed that Benedict Cumberbatch is Doctor Strange. Now, Kevin Feige reveals why he chose Benedict Cumberbatch to become Marvel's newest hero.

With the reveal of our first official look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, fans everywhere sighed with relief as his costume looked to be ripped off a comic book page and brought to life. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, revealed why they cast Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme and what they had to do to get him for the role. “He was someone that we were very interested in for a very long time,” Feige stated. “[But] he kept getting more and more popular! [Laughs] Which is not [essential] for us. Chris Pratt was not popular when we cast him in Guardians. That’s not a prerequisite needed for us casting [someone]. But he kept getting more popular, and more popular, and he kept getting busier, and busier, and it looked like the timing wasn’t going to work.” It looks like Benedict's increasing popularity almost cost him the role of Doctor Strange. Feige then went on to how they ended the search for Doctor Strange, "So we looked at some other actors for a while and ultimately decided, ‘We have to try and make it work with Benedict and with his schedule.’ Which is why we shifted the production schedule around. He finished Hamlet here in London, and I think had a day off, and then went to Kathmandu, Nepal, to shoot the first day of Doctor Strange.” Moving schedules around just so they could land Benedict Cumberbatch might have been one of their best moves and it looks like it's paying off. What do you think? Do you think someone else could've been Doctor Strange? Who would you have gone with?
THE SANDMAN's Neil Gaiman Shares Details On His And Guillermo del Toro's Unmade DOCTOR STRANGE Pitch
Related:

THE SANDMAN's Neil Gaiman Shares Details On His And Guillermo del Toro's Unmade DOCTOR STRANGE Pitch

Would DOCTOR STRANGE Director Scott Derrickson Reunite With Benedict Cumberbatch For Horror Movie? (Exclusive)
Recommended For You:

Would DOCTOR STRANGE Director Scott Derrickson Reunite With Benedict Cumberbatch For Horror Movie? (Exclusive)

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, Comic Book Movie and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
Related
Daniel Craig Comments On Possible MCU Role After Missing Out On Playing Balder In DOCTOR STRANGE Sequel
No Time to Die star Daniel Craig was supposed to make a cameo appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as Balder, and the actor has now briefly commented on possibly joining the MCU...
DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Star Charlize Theron Teases Her MCU Future As Clea
In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' mid-credits scene, we met Clea, a character who looks set to turn the Sorcerer Supreme's world upside down. Now, Charlize Theron teases her MCU future...
DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Star Benedict Cumberbatch Says He Rewrote Key Scenes On Set
Benedict Cumberbatch has reflected on his Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness experience, revealing that he chimed in to rewrite scenes involving the sequel's Variants. Read on for details...
DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS: Elizabeth Olsen Confirms She Still Hasn't Met John Krasinski
Comments from Elizabeth Olsen earlier this year claiming she had never met John Krasinski baffled fans, but the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness star has now clarified what she meant by that...
DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Concept Art Finally Reveals Daniel Craig As Balder The Brave
We've heard that No Time to Die star Daniel Craig came close to making a cameo appearance as Balder the Brave in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and concept art has now revealed his Asgardian!

The Best Little Sites Network (BLS)

Action Movie and TV News - AnimeMojo.com
Anime News, Trailers & More - AnimeMojo.com
Superhero News, Videos, Rumors & More - ComicBookMovie.com
Horror News - FearHQ.com
Video Game News, Reviews, Trailers & More - GameFragger.com
Sci-Fi and Fantasy News, Videos, Rumors & More - SFFGazette.com
Cartoon and Animated Film News, Videos, Rumors & More - Toonado.com
Professional Wrestling News, Videos, Rumors & More - TheRingReport.com