With the writer and director of the [Doctor Strange](movie:559685) movie now chosen and production set to begin sometime in 2015, We still don't have a clear picture of who will be Doctor Strange. There have been several casting rumors over the past year (Johnny Depp was supposedly in talks with Disney/Marvel Studios and Luke Evans was seen in pictures with other Avengers) but so far it has been narrowed to Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy.
While I think Tom Hardy was great as Bane and should be great in the rebooted Mad Max "Thunder Road," he's not really a good match for the good Doctor. Stephen Strange doesn't have the physicality that Hardy would portray on screen. Hardy is a bruiser. Cumberbatch however, has that deep voice and the slighter build that better suits Doctor Strange.
Give him the Doctor Strange Mustache (or in some cases- The Fu-Manchu) and he would fit the part quite well. At age 37, though quite young by Doctor Strange standards- He portrays the maturity of that type of cerebral character quite well in the Sherlock Holmes series.
Could he hold his own on screen against Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark? I don't see anybody better suited to. He has the charisma and presence on screen to do so. Also consider that Doctor Strange will be the leader of the Defenders- which may put him on Netflix in some capacity when they do The Defenders series. Cumberbatch is no stranger to doing Television.
So, What do you think?