Marvel's Doctor Strange eyes end of year start

Benedict CumberbatchHere at The Knowledge HQ we were getting a little worried about how Benedict Cumberbatch was going to fit in all his commitments this year with the disparate roles of Hamlet and Doctor Strange jostling for his attention.

We can now confirm that busy busy Benedict is going to begin filming his lead role in Marvel's blockbuster at the end of the year - principal photography is slated to begin in November in the UK - just days after he finishes his run as the tortured Dane at The Barbican.

Scott Derrickson directs Doctor Strange from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts; Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly wrote the first draft. Marvel honcho Kevin Feige produces.

Subscribers to Production Intelligence will know that back in October we confirmed the fact that the feature would shoot in the UK, and have since detailed the studio.

Once Cumberbatch has dealt with the small matter of playing the Sorcerer Supreme he will once again be donning the deerstalker to resume his role of Sherlock, filming is due to begin on series 4 next year.

There is more information on Doctor Strange and Sherlock on Production Intelligence with updates to come over the summer.

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