According to Deadline, Marvel is looking at these two men — as well as others — to play the lead in a feature-film adaptation of the Doctor Strange story. The comic was first created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1963 and features a neurosurgeon who also happens to be an Earth-protecting sorcerer.
Kevin Feige is set to produce this Marvel adaptation, while Scott Derrickson will direct a script written by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer.
Will Cumberbatch or Hardy get the role? It’s too early to say for sure, seeing as both actors — while up-and-coming stars — are both busy with film roles.