In a Wall Street Journal interview about recent projects, Cumberbatch had to respond to the question of whether his leading role as Doctor Strange is a career risk after playing the more serious role of Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. And what do you think he said?
According to the Wall Street Journal Cumberbatch had to say this:
“Marvel is a stable of bringing out ordinary comic characters and turning them into screen-like gods. It’s very different, it’s an Astral Plane. There’s a huge new element to this Marvel universe that’s going to be employed in building this story and this character. But you know, I’m really excited about it, about working with Scott [Derrickson] whose imagination is endless, and all the boys and girls at Marvel who know what they’re doing. I’ve got a few things to get under my belt first. I’ve got to do that little stage production of Hamlet in the summer and the Christmas special of Sherlock, which we start shooting in about three days’ time—Whoops! Yeah, that’s there.”
That’s right Benedict – like gods. And you are, by all that is sacred, a god (well, at least to Jenny. She quite obsesses over this man). I’ll have to give it to the man, I like that he is confident in Marvel. I’m also excited to hear about his role in Hamlet and the ongoing awesomeness that is Sherlock.
Anyone else out there doubt Cumberbatch can carry this role? Be veeeeeeeeeeeery careful how you answer that question. You never know when Jenny will bring out the beast.