Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy compete for Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

Monday, 9 June 2014 - 1:51pm IST | Place: London | Agency: ANI

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It was revealed, that Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy are both running for the role of 'Doctor Strange' in a new superhero film for Marvel.

According to, both the actors are being considered for the part of the Sixties comic book hero which will be directed by Scott Derrickson, the Independent reported.

The character 'Doctor Strange' in the comic books is a former neurosurgeon, who is charged with protecting the Earth under the title 'Sorcerer Supreme' and was conceived by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. 

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