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In a new interview with screencrush, the actress confirmed that she will be joining the upcoming Marvel film Doctor Strange. Swinton will of course be playing the ancient one who in the comics was the mentor of Stephen Strange, her role will more then likely be a large one. In the comics, The ancient one was an Asian male; it's an interesting change for the studio to take.

Swinton told screencrush, "I just really liked the premise of this and the idea of playing this character. I’m a Marvel fan and I think this particular world that Doctor Strange goes into is really, really, really exciting," Swinton said. "I’m really interested as both an actor and a fan to see what’s done in this particular world. It’s all about creativity. It’s not about everything exploding at the end. It’s about something very different. The idea of playing The Ancient One is really just too tickling. I can’t say no to that!"

Doctor Strange will be heading to theaters on November 4, 2016.


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