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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

4 Reasons Why Benedict Cumberbatch is Perfect for Doctor Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch is reportedly in final talks to play Doctor Strange, a Marvel character steeped in magic and a little bit of we-don't-know-what-the-hell-to-do-with-him-right-now thrown in. People are surprisingly divided with this news. Fangirls are predictably going wild, while people living under a rock are going "Benedict Cumber-who?" or thinking this is the worst casting news since Keanu Reeves got cast as Constantine.

But for me, I don't see where all the hate is coming from. This is nothing but GOOD news for Marvel, the fans, and everyone involved in Doctor Strange. And I have four good reasons why.

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1. It's Benedict Cumberbatch.

Guys like Chris Evans and Chis Hemsworth only became household names thanks to Marvel's movies. But an already-established name like Benedict Cumberbatch attached to Doctor Strange is big news for Marvel as they look towards expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From his breakout role in the Stephen Hawking biopic Hawking, to BBC's Sherlock and his roles in Star Trek: Into Darkness and The Hobbit to name a recent few, Benedict Cumberbatch has paid his dues in the industry, and him starring in a superhero movie will be what people will be talking about for years to come.

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2. It's Benedict Cumberbatch.

Benedict Cumberbatch is a BAFTA and Golden Globe nominee and an Emmy and Critic's Circle award winner, and it's not just because of his cheekbones. The dude obviously has dramatic chops that will lend the gravitas needed to portray a broken and human Stephen Strange and his rise to become Sorcerer Supreme. To say that people won't be excited to see how he brings Strange to life is nothing short of a bald-faced lie.


3. It's Benedict Cumberbatch.

Now, before you think he's all stuck-up for an award-winning actor, bear in mind that this is the same Benedict Cumberbatch that photobombed people at the red carpet of the freakin' Oscars. There's a good chance he won't go all snooty after the cameras stop rolling. His shenanigans and sheer humanity are sure to endear him to the people who've never even heard of him, which would translate to more eyeballs on the Doctor Strange movie.


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4. It's Benedict Cumberbatch!

Benedict Cumberbatch's cheekbones have their own Facebook fan page. There are Tumblr blogs dedicated to his tight shirts. When the man did an Ask Me Anything on Reddit, it broke the internet. The fangirls (and fanboys. We don't judge) attached to Benedict Cumberbatch are some of, if not the most passionate fans you'll ever see, which can mean only good things for Marvel. Can you imagine the entire CumberCollective excited to watch Doctor Strange on day 1?


So yeah, Benedict Cumberbatch for Doctor Strange. Humanity needs this more than you know. And keep him British.


So what did you think of the news? Let's talk about it in the comments section below! Thanks for reading!


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