Benedict Cumberbatch Receives the Real Doctor Strange's Seal of Approval

Marvel Comics' Doctor Strange deals with situations that would "drive someone mad" on the regular, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that he didn't even bat an eye when he learned "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch would play him in a movie in an another universe.

In Christopher Hastings and Gurihiru's "Gwenpool" #3, the Sorcerer Supreme himself encounters Gwen "Gwenpool" Poole, an alternate world version of Gwen Stacy who dons an outfit similar to Deadpol's. As Strange helps her locate her home reality -- which is much like our own superhero-free world -- he finds out Cumberbatch has been cast to play him.

"Fascinating. The people and events of our world leave... footprints in yours. Little recordings, retellings," he muses. Then, upon catching a glimpse of a movie marquee, he says, "Benedict Cumberbatch, eh? Sure, I could see that."

It may not be a ringing endorsement, but it seems the Doctor Strange of the Main Marvel Universe has no objections to Cumberbatch playing him on film.

Hastings and Gurihiru's "Gwenpool" #3 is now on sale.

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