On Thursday, Marvel finally confirmed one of its most fervently held rumors: Benedict Cumberbatch, fiancé to Sophie Hunter, husband to Tumblr, and America’s cool British friend, has been cast in the lead role in Dr. Strange.
Unlike another certain popular doctor, Dr. Stephen Strange is an accomplished surgeon who becomes Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme, which mostly means he gets to walk through otherworldly dimensions whilst wearing a really cool cape.
Here’s what Marvel has to say about it:
‘The actor will star in Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange,’ scheduled to hit theaters November 4, 2016. The film, directed by Scott Derrickson with Jon Spaihts writing the screenplay, will follow the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.”
There will probably be a lot of memes over the next few days.