Updated 11:04 AM EST, Fri, Feb 26, 2021

'Doctor Strange' Movie: Benedict Cumberbatch Fan-Art Teaser Shared by Director

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Scott Derrickson tweeted a photo of a fan art as a teaser for Marvel's upcoming film "Doctor Strange."

Derrickson, who will direct the Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer, captioned the picture: "Strange but not a stranger' - Talking Heads."

Take a look at the photo below.

Cumberbatch, who will portray Doctor Strange, could be seen in the image "superimposed over what's either a far off galaxy or the astral plane," The Verge reports. The line Derrickson used to caption the photo was taken from the Talking Heads' song "Burning Down the House."

"Doctor Strange" will be written by Jon Spaihts. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel said that the film will revolve around the "neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions."

The movie, slated to be released in theaters on November 4, 2016, will introduce the titular character to dark and dangerous places. This should be expected, seeing that Derrickson is a notable horror film director, The Verge notes.

Cumberbatch previously stated that he is excited to portray Doctor Strange in the big screen.

"It's a thrilling gig to get - I just can't wait," the actor said during the 2014 British Independent Film Awards, as quoted by another report by The Hollywood Reporter.

"Cumberbatch added that he was 'excited, really excited' to play the Marvel sorcerer but said he couldn't provide more details about the film. He pointed out that he had a lot of work ahead of him on the project," the news outlet reports.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has long been planning to bring Doctor Strange to life in the big screen. According to Variety, he aims to make "Doctor Strange" as a way to "make a movie about magic the way 'Guardians of the Galaxy' pushes the Marvel movie world into the sci-fi and space genre and 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' into political thrillers."

"Stephen Strange's story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity. In 2016 Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character," Feige said, as quoted by Variety.

Cumberbatch is widely popular for playing the genius detective "Sherlock Holmes" in the BBC series "Sherlock." He recently starred as the famed mathematician and logician Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game" alongside actress Keira Knightley, according to Marvel. The actor was also in "The Hobbit: The Army of the Five Armies" as the dragon Smaug and the Necromancer.

Cumberbatch's upcoming projects include Scott Cooper's Whitey Bulger movie "Black Mass," which also stars Johnny Depp and Joel Edgerton, Marvel adds.

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