Posted June 7, 2014 by Yuri Mangahas in Movies/TV

Benedict Cumberbatch & Tom Hardy Both Eyed for Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE!

With things looking a bit positive for the director-less Ant-Man, Marvel Studios has taken baby steps to start their work on the newly confirmed addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: The occult and magical Doctor Strange!

Just days after finding a director in Scott Derrikson, the Disney-owned company has began its search for Dr. Stephen Strange himself. Immediately after Derrikson’s announcement July 3rd, there was an unconfirmed rumor that Academy Award-winner Jared Leto was on the studios’ radar for the titular Socerer Supreme role, but Deadline has now reported only two big-name actors on Marvel’s early wish list. “I’m hearing that Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch are on it,” reveals Deadline.

With Hardy’s efficient portrayal of Bane in The Dark Knight Rises and Cumberbatch’s reinvention of the iconic Sherlock Holmes, definitely, one can say that they both have the guns needed to take the cape of Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme. However, the only problem lies with their tight schedule, should one of them pass and sign the dotted line. Either way, we should expect more announcements from Marvel come San Diego Comic Con, or prior to it.

Yuri Mangahas

Yuri is magnanimously juggling between two managerial jobs: A technical manager position for an advertising/copy-writing company, and an associate editorial position for a fashion and lifestyle magazine. Nevertheless, he still finds time taking photos and seeking for geek nirvana.