Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange May Be British
Doctor Strange direct Scott Derrickson has a certain passion for this project. The plot of the film has been kept secret but it is supposed to be very in line with the comic book’s origin story. Some other details have been made known, including why other characters such as Captain Marvel will not debut in the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie due to come out at the start of May.
Another detail about the film concerns whether Doctor Strange would speak with a British accent, like Cumberbatch. Kevin Feige was asked this in an interview but simply responded that he hadn’t discussed using an accent with him but felt that Cumberbatch would cope with or without using the accent.
The accent is a large part of why Cumberbatch was selected as a potential actor for this movie, in addition to being overly charismatic, aloof and resume of acting, especially considering his role as an egotistical Sherlock Holmes. It is well known that Cumberbatch can act virtually any role that he takes on, so having him choose to speak with or without an accent may not be a very big deal.