Benedict Cumberbatch is a bedraggled Doctor Strange in new set video

The Sherlock star is looking all worn out as the magical surgeon-turned-sorceror in Nepal

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them isn’t the only magical film we should excited about at the minute, as we’re now getting a sneak peek at Benedict Cumberbatch’s upcoming superhero movie Doctor Strange.


A new set video sees the surgeon-turned sorcerer looking pretty scruffy in Nepal (where the film is currently shooting on location), possibly seeking out enlightenment from Tilda Swinton’s Ancient One after being forced to give up his medical career early in the story.

You can even spot the damaged hands that put paid to Strange’s work if you look closely.

In other words, this is the sorcerer before he gets his mystic mojo and coiffures his beard into a rather smarter goatee (as you can see sported by the comic book character, below). For now, the magic is just beginning…


Doctor Strange will be released in 2016