Tilda Swinton has confirmed that she would be playing a gender-swapped mentor in Marvel's upcoming 'Doctor Strange.'
Tilda Swinton will indeed be staring alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the upcoming Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'.
There were rumours earlier stating that Swinton was in talks to star in the Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' movie.
Swinton confirmed her role, "We're so far in talks we're not talking anymore. It's done!" she told Screen Crush.
To be directed by Derrickson, the movie stars Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange.
Swinton will play The Ancient One: a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. He was the mentor of Doctor Strange and existed as the "Sorcerer Supreme", a title that he wins, during the 20th century AD.
"The idea of playing The Ancient One is really just too tickling," Swinton laughs. "I can’t say no to that! 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. 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." - Swinton.
Shooting kicks off for Doctor Strange this November, and will be out in October 28, 2016.
"After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil."