Marvel has officially announced that Sherlock himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, has been cast as Doctor Strange.
Cumberbatch will star in the film which is currently slated for a November 4, 2016 release. Scott Derrickson will direct, with Jon Spaihts on screenplay duty.
“Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity. In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character,” said Marvel’s Kevin Feige.