By C. Molly Smith
May 27, 2015 at 08:33 PM EDT
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  • Movie
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Tilda Swinton is in talks to join Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel’s Doctor Strange, which Scott Derrickson is directing and Kevin Feige is producing. 

The actress is up for the role of the Ancient One, a Tibetan mystic guide who mentors Dr. Strange (Cumberbatch), a former surgeon who is unable to continue his work after a bad car accident, in the art of magic. The character was originally male in the comic books. 

Doctor Strange is expected to start shooting in the U.K. in November. It is scheduled to be released on Nov. 4, 2016.  

THR first reported the news. 

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  • Movie
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  • PG-13
release date
  • 11/04/16
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  • 120 minutes
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Performers
  • Benedict Cumberbatch,
  • Tilda Swinton,
  • Mads Mikkelsen
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