With the news a couple of days ago that Scott Derrickson will direct Marvel’s comic book movie Doctor Strange, it was inevitable that rumours and speculation would emerge about who would play the character.
Now we’ve got two names to mull over, as Deadline reports that Marvel is apparently considering Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch for the title role. Earlier this week it was suggested that Oscar winner Jared Leto may also be up for the part.
Doctor Strange was mentioned in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and it’s known Marvel has been developing a stand-alone film for the character for some time. However while a director has been announced, at the moment we don’t know exactly when it will be released.
2016 is the presumption at this point, which would mean Marvel will probably be hoping to fill the title role fairly soon. However at this stage its not known if there have been any talks at all with Cumberbatch, Hardy or Leto’s people, or whether at the moment the actors are merely on a wishlist.