Early last month it was officially confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as the titular character in Marvel's forthcoming 'Doctor Strange,' and although this is the British actor's first role with Marvel Studios, he isn't worried about it one bit.

Benedict Cumberbatch
Cumberbatch will portray the titular character in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' 

"I don't think it's a risk because of Marvel," benedict recently told The Wall Street Journal. "Marvel is a stable of bringing out ordinary comic characters and turning them into screen-like gods."

American filmmaker Scott Derrickson will be directing 'Doctor Strange,' which was first released into the Marvel Universe over 50 years ago in 1963, and follows a former neurosurgeon who was appointed as the Sorcerer Supreme. He was the main protector for Earth against threats that involved magical and mystical elements.

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Cumberbatch further explained how this movie will be "very different, it's an Astral Plane," mainly because there's "a huge new element to this Marvel universe that's going to be employed in building this story and this character."

The 'Sherlock' star cannot wait to begin the production because of the movies' director, and the Marvel team. "I'm really excited about it, about working with Scott, whose imagination is endless, and all the boys and girls at Marvel who know what they're doing," he said.

It is also worth noting that Cumberbatch implied shooting is set to begin in the second half of this year, he said, "I've got a few things to get under my belt first. I've got to do that little stage production of Hamlet in the summer and the Christmas special of Sherlock, which we start shooting in about three days' time."

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'Strange', who was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, first appeared in the comic book series 'Stranger Tales,' before going on to have his very own series, and eventually crossing over to other comic books that included 'The Fantastic Four,' 'Spider-Man' and 'Nick Fury.