Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy are rumoured to be vying for the role of Doctor Strange in a new superhero film for Marvel.
According to site Deadline, the two actors are being considered for the part of the Sixties comic book hero.The forthcoming film is going to be directed by Scott Derrickson, who tweeted on Tuesday, ”My next movie will be STRANGE” along with a black-and-white picture of himself holding a copy of a Doctor Strange comic.
Doctor Strange is a former neurosurgeon who is charged with protecting the Earth under the title of Sorcerer Supreme.
The character was conceived by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and first appeared in 1963 in a comic book split with the Fantastic Four’s The Human Torch. Doctor Strange also featured as a guest character in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Fantastic Four comics.