12:59pm PT by Aaron Couch
Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Doctor Strange' Casting Sets Twitter Ablaze
Love it or hate it, everyone seems to have an opinion about Benedict Cumberbatch joining Marvel's Doctor Strange as the Sorcerer Supreme.
Let's start with the jokes (there are plenty).
Benedict Cumberbatch is going to be Dr. Strange. Hope Dr. Strange never runs into penguins. https://t.co/G3q4zYaJJ0— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) October 27, 2014
exclusive first look at benedict cumberbatch as Dr Strange pic.twitter.com/Ms72bq1KtG— Mononike Toole (@MichaelToole) October 27, 2014
In other news, Benedict Cumberbatch has been tentatively cast in 10 million tumblr posts and 17 million slash fiction stories.— Joseph Scrimshaw (@JosephScrimshaw) October 27, 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast to play the role of this potato pic.twitter.com/h17iWHwjRQ— samir mezrahi (@samir) October 27, 2014
exclusive look of benedict cumberbatch as dr strange !!!! pic.twitter.com/CgHw6LNHmy— gracelord (@deadcooI) October 27, 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch as Zayn Malik en el biopic de One Direction— alma ludgate (@ewanmchipster) October 27, 2014
The geek-friendly casting had many fans foaming at the mouth with excitement. Veteran comic book writer J.M. DeMatteis called it perfect casting, while others defended the actor against Cumberhaters.
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This may be the best comics-to-screen casting since Robert Downey as Iron Man: http://t.co/AfhxKiEVQD— J.M. DeMatteis (@JMDeMatteis) October 27, 2014
Apparently Benedict Cumberbatch has landed the role of DOCTOR STRANGE. On the count of 3 shall we all scream, "Yes!" together?— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) October 27, 2014
Forget all you Cumberbatch haters! I'm glad he's been cast as Dr Strange - awesome talented actor & absolutely gorgeous. *_*— AuBOOrey NorRIP (@Chupacaubrey) October 27, 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch should be cast in everything.— Peter Chao (@Pyrobooby) October 27, 2014
Can't wait to get my Benedict Cumberbatch Doctor Strange action figure.— Kirsten Acuna (@KirstenAcuna) October 27, 2014
This Benedict Cumberbatch/ Doctor Strange news is everything— Elena Holodny (@elenaholodny) October 27, 2014
But not everyone was happy. Noted Star Trek fan (and vocal Star Trek Into Darkness critic) Jordan Hoffman had this to say:
Cumberbatch again?!? What a vomitorium Hollywood can be.— Jordan Hoffman (@jhoffman) October 27, 2014
Cumberbatch accepted in another "geek" role further proof that JJ Abrams has allowed Star Trek to become a doormat.— Jordan Hoffman (@jhoffman) October 27, 2014
But he finally conceded Cumberbatch would be OK.
Cumberbatch will be fine. I'm just bitter about STID, always. And #MarvelHouseStyle will likely save STRANGE from Derrickson.— Jordan Hoffman (@jhoffman) October 27, 2014
Others wondered if taking on another franchise was the right move for Cumberbatch.
I love, love, *love* Benedict Cumberbatch, so know this comes from the heart when I say NONONONO. No. No. Nooooooooooooooooope.— Josh Lewis (@thejoshl) October 27, 2014
Cumberbatch overexposure could very likely become a thing. If it hasn't already. Pick your roles smartly, Benedict!— Chris Jancelewicz (@CJancelewicz) October 27, 2014
make benedict cumberbatch leave franchises alone— emily nielsen (@eknielsen) October 27, 2014
Just remember, for each Marvel movie Benedict Cumberbatch is in, we will lose 3 or 4 quality Benedict Cumberbatch performances.— Michael Yunez (@NotFunnyYunez) October 27, 2014
Doctor Strange is slated for release July 8, 2016, with Scott Derrickson directing. What do you say, true believers? Yay or nay for Cumberbatch joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Let us know in the comments.