Marvel wants Tom Hardy or Benedict Cumberbatch for ‘Doctor Strange’

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With director Scott Derrickson now attached to direct Doctor Strange, Marvel is on the lookout for an actor to play the comic-book sorcerer.

According to Deadline, the studio’s wish list resembles that of every hormonal teenager on Tumblr, and includes Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch.

The two of them have played villains in geek properties before (Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises; Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness) but both are affable enough to imagine as a hero.

Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer (not the director of The Act of Killing) are working on the script for the flick, which won’t be released until Marvel’s Phase Three (after The Avengers: Age of Ultron lands in 2015).

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