Last year, it was announced that Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch would play the much coveted role of Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but prior to his casting, we had heard of several other individuals who were considered for the role, including the likes of Joaquin Phoenix, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawkwe, who has previously worked with director Scott Derrickson. Speaking with EW, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed that Cumberbatch was always their first choice from the get-go, but casting the actor was very tricky due to his busy schedule. Here’s what he had to say:
After getting our first official look at Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme yesterday, I have to admit that the actor looks like he was born to play the character. What do you guys think? Would you have liked someone else in the role? If so, let us know who in the comment section below.
Source: Entertainment Weekly