According to THR and deadline.com, Strange has been found. After months of rumors, nips at the hook, and one of the most hotly debated fancasting topics I've ever witnessed, it appears that Dr. Stephen Strange will be played by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Names like Joaquin Phoenix, Jared Leto, and Tom Hardy were the most recent actors rumored to be approached or attached. I believe at one point there was even a Johnny Depp tossed about. But is Cumberbatch the lucky performer who can now add the Sorcerer Supreme to his long list of iconic characters? 

Scott Derrikson will direct a script by Jon Spaihts, and there is no word on a release date yet. While Cumberbatch was never in my fancast-list (Pedro Pascal, for the record, was my favorite), I have been and will remain wildly excited for this addition to the Marvel MCU.

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