Benedict Cumberbatch Jokes About Doctor Strange

About a week ago, the internet was a buzzing with the news that Benedict Cumberbatch would be playing Doctor Strange in the Marvel Studios film. An official confirmation was expected, it’s been a week and, still, nothing.

About two weeks before the news broke, the hosts of IGN’s superhero show happened to pop a question about Doctor Strange to Cumberbatch. Cumberbatch jokingly played dumb, asking for the hosts to explain who Doctor Strange was and nodding along before looking at the camera and taking a long drink water, then admitting that he knows a bit about Doctor Strange and that “maybe” it’s a character he would like to play.

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As the hosts say, it’s a bit of a “cheeky” response. The playful non-answer seems to imply that the report of him being in negotiations is at least true, but we’re still stuck waiting for the deal to be finalized.

Doctor Strange opens November 6, 2016.