Benedict Cumberbatch Confirmed as Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

The 'Sherlock' star will play the title role in the 2016 release

By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth! The rumors were true! Benedict Cumberbatch will play the Sorcerer Supreme in Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange.

The studio has finally confirmed The Hollywood Reporter’s news from October than the Sherlock star would take the lead role in Scott Derrickson’s adaptation of the 1960s series created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

In a statement from Marvel, studio president Kevin Feige said that the role “requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity,” adding that Cumberbatch “will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character.”