News: Doctor Strange gets his close-up

Doctor Strange is little known to the general public, but like Iron Man before him he’s a character with a boat load of potential in the right hands.  Benedict Cumberbatch plays the titular role of the surgeon who loses his hands and career to his own hubris, but gains the powers mystical in return.  Benedict is about as good a casting choice as could be made in his age range and the film’s director Scott Derrickson who’s known for scary fare like The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister is not a bad choice either.

We haven’t seen a whole lot from the film yet as it’s still nearly a year away from release, but Entertainment Weekly has our first look at Cumberbatch in costume as the sorcerer supreme.  Head over to their site for quotes from the actor on his experience so far playing the hand gesturing warlock.

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