Benedict Cumberbatch To Play Doctor Strange in Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange! Doctor Strange is based on the character created by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko. Doctor Strange made his first appearance in 1963’s “Strange Tales” #110. It follows the adventures of Stephen Strange a brilliant neurosurgeon who, following a car accident, loses precision in his hands. His quest to regain his former skills sets Strange on a path to become the “Master of the Mystic Arts.”
Scott Derrickson will direct the film introducing the Master of the Mystic Arts to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” would hit theaters November 4, 2016, marking the hero’s big screen debut.