Tilda Swinton set to join Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel's Doctor Strange
Oscar winning actress Tilda Swinton looks set to star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel's new blockbuster adaptation of Doctor Strange.
Swinton, who won an Oscar for her role in Michael Clayton, is, according to the Hollywood Reporter, in talks to play the role of the Ancient One.
In Doctor Strange, the titular hero is a cocky former neurosurgeon, who loses the use of his hands, and, in a last ditch attempt to regain his former powers, discovers magic. His mentor on this quest is a Tibetan mystic known as the Ancient One, who is training pupils to be the next sorcerer supreme.
In the comic books, the role has been played by a male character, but, if she agrees, Swinton will take the role and make it a female character.
Scott Derrickson, best known for directing The Exorcism Of Emily Rose, Sinister and last year's Deliver Us From Evil, has signed up to direct Doctor Strange. Jon Spaihts is currently working on the script.
The film is currently scheduled to be released in November of 2016.