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According to Deadline, “Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug” actor Benedict Cumberbatch, is Marvel’s final pick to play Dr. Strange.

The site says that negotiations are about to begin and that they expect the deal to be made.

Cumberbatch has been one of Hollywood’s leading actors and one of the most wanted actors as of recent. His performance in “The Imitation Game” has him in the Oscar hunt. Cumberbatch was also rumored to be in the running for the role of DC’s villain, Brainiac. If this Dr. Strange deal is a done deal, then expect DC to be eyeing another actor.

No comments have been made by Marvel.

Source: Deadline

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