By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!!

draconicviewings1Greetings, True Believer!

Ye Olde Dragon here, with tidings from The Marvel Cinematic Universe!

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The word has officially come down – we have our Sorcerer Supreme!

That’s right, in case you haven’t heard, Marvel Studios has officially announced that in the titular role of DOCTOR STRANGE – being released on November 4, 2016 – is none other than…

Benedict Cumberbatch!

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That’s right! Everybody’s favorite Consulting Detective will be swapping his flat at 221B Baker Street for The Sanctum Sanctorum in Greenwich Village.

Ever since Marvel’s big Phase 3 announcement event, speculation has been running rampant about who would be playing Stephen Strange, with names like Joaquin Phoenix and Luke Evans being bandied about. Cumberbatch’s name was also among those that fans were waiting to hear.

Having played Kahn in the second installment of JJ Abrams’ STAR TREK reboot and the Dragon Smaug in Peter Jackson‘s HOBBIT Trilogy, he’s more than cut his chops in Imagi-Movies roles.

I for one, am quite enthusiastic with this announcement! Having always been a diehard DR. STRANGE fan, I’m looking forward to this movie more than ever, perhaps even more so than any of the other forthcoming Marvel offerings over the next five years.

So, by the 7 Rings of Raggaddor, The Mystic Moons of Munnopor, The All-seeing Eye of Agamotto and Omnipotent Oshtur, let the countdown begin!

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