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Vinny Valenti
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Speaking of Joaquin Phoenix, this shot has me thinking that he would have
made a decent Wolverine. And his 5'8 is closer to Wolverine's stature than
Hugh Jackman's 6'2, at least....

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Whoops, just realized that Bill Collins brought this up in the DOFP thread!

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Looks like it might be Benedict Cumberbatch:   http://deadline.com/2014/10/benedict-cumberbatch-doctor-stra nge-movie-cast-862815/
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Not my first choice, but works for me.

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Benedict is an amazing actor. He's got the chops, the look, and the voice. I'm sold.
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From Hollywood's standpoint, it's spot-on casting: Cumberbatch
has "genre" cred and tremendous cross-over appeal. Example: I
heard about the casting from a female Facebook friend who I
don't think has ever read a comic book but who is already
excited for the movie.

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I can see it:

I kept thinking that whoever they cast, should have otherworldly-looking
eyes, and Cumberbach definitely fits the bill.
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He is a great actor that can make me believe he is his role while forgetting who he is.  I love the idea of BC as the arrogant Dr. Steven Strange before losing everything to become the Master of the Mystic Arts. 

Now...American or native accent?
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I always "heard" Stephen Strange with a British-tinged accent myself.
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Cumberbatch works for me.
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I'm not sure if it was mentioned in any story from the comics as to whether or not Stephen Strange is American (though he is based in New York), but the "Official Handbook of The Marvel Universe" has his birthplace as being Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. That noted, though, I am fine with Cumberbatch as the actor. Whether or not he uses an American accent won't be the deal-breaker for me.


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Patrick Stewart was able to shift gears from British to authoritative, educated American in X-Men, so I'm sure Cumberbatch can manage.
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He was my first choice, but I never thought they'd go for an actor with his profile. 

Then again, my last "first choice" was Edward Norton, which didn't work out so well for Marvel...hopefully this one fares better!
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As long as he doesn't say "I am Khan", I'm ok with it.
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Patrick Stewart was able to shift gears from British to authoritative, educated American in X-Men

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He was?

Cumberbatch is a great choice. ( Although, I still think Adrian Brody would be awesome in the role.)
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Patrick Stewart was able to shift gears from British to authoritative, educated American in X-Men...

I thought his "American" Professor X sounded a lot like his "French" Captain Picard...
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Finally caught up with the news, just saw this. Not bad, sez I - particularly considering how Cumberbatch looks now. Def. needs to put on a US accent, but his vocal range/timbre fits my mental version of the good Doctor, so perhaps something mid-Atlantic would work... - ?

(disclaimer: not that it matters, considering I've given up on the MCU almost completely at this point. Not that they're 'bad' films, obviously - just that the characterisation/plots/designs are too far from the version of Marvel-dom I know and love for me to reconcile the two)

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Rick beat me to the Mid-Atlantic suggestion. (Think Frasier and Niles Crane for those unfamiliar with it.)
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I think Cumberbatch is a bit younger than I imagine the good doctor would be. Other than that I like the casting if he ends up doing it.
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Patrick Stewart was able to shift gears from British to authoritative, educated American in X-Men...

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He was?

No.

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Ok thanks for confirming my sanity. I recall Ian McKellen attempting an
American accent (not really achieving it, either), but I didn't remember
Patrick Stewart trying at all.
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Cumberbatch is probably younger than even a starting out Dr. Strange should be, but he comes off as an adult, meaning little things like clothes and body language should be enough to make him come across correctly. And I think his low vocal register will help him pull off incantations in the style of the books, if they go that direction, as they now hopefully will.
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I like this choice for Dr. Strange.

I hope they get the story right and don't go for any "creative" casting. They may have a chance to make a film as good as Iron Man.

Not holding my breath, but I'll be watching to see what happens here.


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Arrogance? Totally check

Should be fun.
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He looks like he could pull it off, but he is a bit younger than what I feel Strange should be.
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