Benedict Cumberbatch Confirmed as Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

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<p><strong>Amy Adams </strong>presented the accolade to <strong>Benedict Cumberbatch </strong>of <em>The Imitation Game</em>. &quot;Gosh, you make microphones small in this part of the world!&quot; he said onstage. &quot;[Alan Turing] was and is a hero of all time, I think, a man who is a gay icon, who didn&#39;t deny his nature, his being, and for that he suffered. &hellip; This is a story that celebrates him, that celebrates outsiders; it celebrates anybody who&#39;s every felt different and ostracized and ever suffered prejudice.&quot;</p>
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.”