“I’m really excited about it,” says Benedict Cumberbatch on Doctor Strange, seeing he has been casted as the titular character in the upcoming film. In an interview with The Wall-Street Journal, Cumberbatch opens up about the Marvel hero and his spirituality.
A lot of people have been saying that Cumberbatch is the perfect casting move for ‘Doctor Strange’. Turns out the ‘Sherlock’ star is using own spirituality to influence how he plays the character. He tells The Wall-Street Journal:
“I meditate a lot. That’s a huge tool in trying to calm myself, get away from the crazy circus of it all, have a focused mind as well as be a kinder, considerate person in the world. I took a lot of stuff away from my experience in Darjeeling, West Bengal, right at the Nepali border. It was Tibetan Buddhist monks in a converted Nepali house in India, with a view of Bhutan. It was a profoundly formative experience at a very young age. It’s something I’ve tried to keep in my life. It features already.”
Whether or not filming would take place in the Himalayas hasn’t been revealed by Benedict Cumberbatch on ‘Doctor Strange’, seeing his origin story takes place there. He also claims that even though he never grew up reading Doctor Strange, he has become an avid reader of the Sorcerer Supreme.
Cumberbatch feels his Doctor Strange character is in safe hands with Marvel, and he doesn’t think the film will be a risk just because the Master of the Mystic Arts isn’t as big as The Avengers.
“I don’t think it’s a risk because of Marvel. Marvel is a stable of bringing out ordinary comic characters and turning them into screen-like gods. It’s very different, it’s an Astral Plane. There’s a huge new element to this Marvel universe that’s going to be employed in building this story and this character. But you know, I’m really excited about it, about working with Scott [Derrickson] whose imagination is endless, and all the boys and girls at Marvel who know what they’re doing.”
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