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Benedict Cumberbatch

Oh, the Tumblr memes this news is going to generate! Though the casting seems a bit too obvious, Benedict Cumberbatch is reportedly going to play Doctor Strange. This is according to Deadline, who claims that he’s Marvel’s choice for the role and negotiations are about to begin.

The film is likely to be taking the July 8, 2016 spot, so we have a while to wait. If you’re not familiar with the character, Doctor Strange was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and made his first appearance in 1963′s “Strange Tales” #110. Stephen Strange is a brilliant neurosurgeon who loses his abilities after a terrible car accident. In his search to find a way to regain them, he becomes “Master of the Mystic Arts.”

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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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