Tilda Swinton in Talks to Join Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

The actress is negotiations to portray the Ancient One, the Tibetan mystic who is a mentor to Dr. Strange.

Tilda Swinton is on her way to the Marvel Universe.

The actress is in negotiations to join Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange, being directed by Scott Derrickson.

Strange is Marvel’s supernatural hero, a formerly cocky surgeon who loses the use of his hands, and while on a last ditch attempt to heal himself, discovers magic.

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alycakes1296d ago

She's a little strange herself but she's a good actress.

HRoach6161295d ago

Wicked actress. I don't mind the gender swap if the rumors are to be believed. But much like the whole Micheal B. Jordan playing Johnny storm debacle, I have a feeling people might get pissy. Could be wrong though seeing as Doctor Strange and his supporting cast aren't as known as the human torch is.

Defectiv3_Detectiv31295d ago

As someone who didn't mind Johnny Storm being played by a black guy, I actually take offense to this.

Eastern Culture is a huge theme of Dr. Strange. There is nothing about Tilda Swinton that screams Tibetan Monk. Ethnicity is actually an important trait of the character, unlike a lot of other recent white characters that have been recast as other races.

How hard would it really be to find an Asian actor? There are a plethora of great ones that are constantly overlooked. They are probably one of the most neglected races in American cinema.