After months of fans speculating who will play the titular character in Marvel's forthcoming 'Doctor Strange,' it has now been confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as the Sorcerer Supreme.

Benedict Cumberbatch
Cumberbatch is officially the star of Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' 

On Thursday (Dec 4th), Marvel announced that the British actor was cast as the star of the upcoming flick, which will hit theatres hit theaters on Nov. 4, 2016.

Cumberbatch was first reportedly attached to play 'Doctor Strange' in October after issues with his schedule, including theater and other film commitments, were resolved as filming is apparently going to begin later than first thought.

"Stephen Strange's story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity," said Producer Kevin Feige. "In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character."

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American filmmaker Scott Derrickson will be directing 'Doctor Strange,' which was first released into the Marvel Universe over 50 years ago in 1963, and follows a former neurosurgeon who was appointed as the Sorcerer Supreme. He was the main protector for Earth against threats that involved magical and mystical elements.

'Strange', who was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, first appeared in the comic book series 'Stranger Tales,' before going on to have his very own series, and eventually crossing over to other comic books that included 'The Fantastic Four,' 'Spider-Man' and 'Nick Fury.

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Cumberbatch becoming attached the superhero film would be a huge boost for Marvel as he already has a huge fan base from starring in the television series 'Sherlock.' The 38 year-old actor was also the antagonist in J.J. Abrams' 2013 'Star Trek: Straight Into Darkness,' and his latest role in 'The Imitation Game' is slated to earn him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.