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
And even 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