Cumberbatch And Hardy Top MARVEL’s DOCTOR STRANGE Wish List

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strangeWe’ve been hearing a lot about Edgar Wright‘s departure from Ant-Man and the mad dash for another director, but the least few days have shifted to even stranger news, Doctor Strange that is. It was revealed that Sinister helmer Scott Derrickson had landed the highly coveted job of bringing Marvel‘s Sorcerer Supreme to the big screen. The script is still being worked on according to some, but the search is now underway for Stephen Strange. According to Deadline, there are two big names on the top of the current wish list. One is a surprising choice, the other is someone fans have been wanting to see in the role for a while now.

According to the site, Marvel is putting together a list of names they’d like to see take on the big role. While there are obviously several names on the list right now, like possibly Jared Leto (as rumored earlier this week), two of the top contenders are Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch. Hardy has had a string of hits lately, and has some new movies coming out soon with positive buzz (Mad Max: Fury Road, Child 44), but his name comes as something of a surprise. Having played Bane in the last Christopher Nolan Batman film, many thought he may be off the table for another huge comic book franchise. It appears Marvel is at least interested in seeing what a Hardy Doctor Strange would look like. Cumberbatch has been a fan-favorite for the role for years now (and he’s this writer’s top choice as well). The Sherlock star has started to build up an impressive resume of films in both leading and supporting roles, so he definitely fits the criteria Marvel seems to be using for their selection process. While other names will emerge before the big announcement about who actually lands the role is made, it will be interesting to see if things get serious with the two men. What do you think about the news? Would you like to see either of these men bring magic to the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

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