After being notably absent from the October movie event, Marvel announced yesterday that the fan-favorite actor of Sherlock fame (and Star Trek and The Imitation Game and so, so many other movies and shows — seriously, you can’t swing a Baskerville hound without hitting Cumberbatch nowadays) will bring his honed gravitas to bear on the up-till-now ignored magical portion of the Marvel universe.
It’s spot-on casting. Cumberbatch has more than proven with Sherlock that he can bring intelligent, yet wiltingly arrogant, characters to life.
Now can we get Martin Freeman as Wong? Please?