Doctor Strange Director Reveals Why Sherlock Actor Benedict Cumberbatch Is Perfect Stephen Strange

By Disha Mashelkar | 12 months ago
Doctor Strange Director Reveals Why Sherlock Actor Benedict Cumberbatch Is Perfect Stephen Strange
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The buzz for movie Doctor Strange is growing among its fans. Marvel comic character by the same name was created by Marvel Comics artist Steve Dikto. The movie casts Sherlock fame Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role. In a recent update, the director of the movie revealed why Cumberbatch is perfect for the principal character Stephen Strange.

The son of actors Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, Benedict Cumberbatch, is an English actor. He has acted not only in films but also in television series. He shot to fame with his lead role of Sherlock Holmes in the TV series titled Sherlock.

In the film industry, he has portrayed various roles that have won him several awards. Benedict Cumberbatch received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations, winning Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Sherlock.

Recently, the director of the upcoming movie Doctor Strange, Scott Derrickson, revealed why Cumberbatch is perfect as Stephen Strange. According to Screen Rant, he said that it is the ability to play a character deeply flawed. In this case, he feels a character who starts off at the height of egocentricity and is brought down and falls from the grace very hard, very fast and very early in the film.

He further added that, “And you get to watch his climb out of that, and ultimately his climb out of his own ego. And that’s really what the movie’s about. Even though there’s all these big psychedelic images in the film, it is in the end, a movie about one man overcoming himself.”

At the San Diego Comic Con 2016, the trailer for Doctor Strange was released. The trailer promises a lot of action and different characters that will be seen in this movie. Benedict Cumberbatch plays character Stephen Vincent Strange, a former neurosurgeon. The story tells how he becomes the next Sorcerer Supreme and the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats.

The movie is set to hit the theaters on Nov. 4, 2016.

Watch the trailer for Doctor Strange below:

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Disha Mashelkar has completed her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Pune. She joined MNG in 2016. She loves writing on TV series/Films/Anime/Entertainment.