wandavision doctor strange

We know that Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Doctor Strange almost made a cameo in WandaVision, the enormously successful Marvel series on Disney+ that marked the beginning of Marvel Studios’ expansion of its cinematic universe to TV. With that in mind, it seemed like an easy decision: connect WandaVision to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, in which Elizabeth Olsen‘s Wanda Maximoff is due to co-star, by having Cumberbatch appear at the end of WandaVision.

That obviously didn’t come to pass, but the idea had progressed far enough that WandaVision head writer Jac Schaeffer had a rough outline of what the scrapped WandaVision Doctor Strange cameo might have looked like
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wandavision doctor strange

WandaVision was originally building up to a major cameo in the finale. And no, it wasn’t Mephisto.

According to a new interview with Rolling Stone, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige revealed that the cameo was going to be Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Doctor Strange. And Feige also explained why the Sorcerer Supreme was written out of the buzzy Disney+ series.

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The 39 Steps

Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange, The Imitation Game) is set to star in a limited series adaptation of author John Buchan’s novel The 39 Steps, which updates the story for the modern era. The book was previously adapted into a beloved movie by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935. Netflix has scored the rights to the new series adaptation, which has Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) writing the scripts and Edward Berger, who previously worked with Cumberbatch on the Showtime series Patrick Melrose, directing every episode. Read More »

war magician

Benedict Cumberbatch is going from Sorcerer Supreme to War Magician. The actor will star in the new film from Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, based on the true-ish story of Jasper Maskelyne, a world-famous magician and illusionist who used his stage skills to help the British Army during World War II. The story was turned into a book by David Fisher.

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the courier trailer

How many real-life British men who played a significant role in history can Benedict Cumberbatch play? A lot, as we’re coming to see with his latest “based on a true story” film, The CourierCumberbatch stars in The Courier as unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne, who gets recruited by American spies to smuggle information on the KGB. Watch The Courier trailer below.

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the mauritanian trailer

STX Films has debuted the trailer for a true-life courtroom drama with such a star-studded cast that it’s no wonder they squeezed it in just under the wire for awards season. The Mauritanian is based on the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi (A Prophet breakout Tahar Rahim) who, in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, was held captive and tortured by the U.S. government in Guantanamo Bay detention camp for 10 years without charge or trial. Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Shailene Woodley star, with varying levels of believable accents, as the attorneys who cross swords on the courtroom over Slahi’s case. Watch The Mauritanian trailer below.

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spider-man 3 cast benedict cumberbatch

The Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel, AKA Spider-Man 3, is about to get a little Strange. A new report reveals that Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Doctor Strange is now a part of the film, suggesting that Strange is stepping into the mentor role for Tom Holland‘s Peter Parker previously occupied by Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

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doctor strange 2 begins filming

Hey, did you remember that Sam Raimi is directing a new Doctor Strange movie? We could all use some good news right about now, so let’s turn our attention to just how wild, fun, and totally off the walls a Raimi-directed Strange sequel might be – especially one with a title like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. And while Marvel’s release dates are all in flux at the moment, Raimi’s sequel is reportedly about to begin shooting very soon. Get the details below, courtesy of star Benedict Cumberbatch.
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doctor strange throwback video

Benedict Cumberbatch walks into a store dressed as Doctor Strange… It sounds like the set-up to the most wholesome joke, but we get to see the end result of thanks to a Doctor Strange throwback video shared by director Scott Derrickson on Twitter.

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the courier release date

At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange, Star Trek Into Darkness) starred in a true-life Cold War spy drama called Ironbark, which features one of the most notable performances of the actor’s entire career. Now that movie has a new title: Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have changed its name to The Courier. Read on to find out when you can (hopefully) see it in theaters. Read More »