Benedict Cumberbatch cast as Doctor Strange: the Twitter reaction

Marvel announce the Sherlock and The Hobbit actor as the star of 2016's Doctor Strange and the internet has a few thoughts it would like to share...


Benedict Cumberbatch has been officially cast as Doctor Strange in Marvel’s 2016 big screen adaptation of the comic book character. 


The Sherlock, Hobbit and Imitation Game actor will bring the “depth and sincerity” required for the character, according to producer Kevin Feige, with the story set to chart his discovery of a hidden world of magic and alternative dimensions following a horrific car accident.

As the news hit, Twitter – of course – had a fair bit to say. Here’s how it went down…

There was excitement

And more excitement


Some wonderful photoshop work took place

For some, the timing was perfect

Is this what will break the internet?

Certain tweeters had some thoughts on how he should look

And congratulations were sent to Marvel for their latest choice of character

In certain corners of the internet, the casting news hasn’t gone down too well…

But for others, Cumberbatch’s involvement will open their eyes to a whole new genre


And some, you know, just need a bit more time