Tilda Swinton to join Benedict Cumberbatch on Doctor Strange.
From an archangel to a lawyer to a vampire, there isn’t much that Tilda Swinton has taken on and not been brilliant at. Now, the British Oscar winner is attempting a new challenge – a Marvel film.
Tilda confirmed that she has joined Doctor Strange, also starring Benedict Cumberbatch, as The Ancient One who in the comics was known as the healer in the Himalayas who taught Strange how to tap into his psychic powers.
‘We’re so far in talks we’re not talking anymore,’ she told Screen Crush.
‘It’s done! The idea of playing The Ancient One is really just too tickling. I can’t say no to that!’
We can’t believe it’s taken this long for Tilda to get involved in Marvel and their magical stories, and it seems Tilda agrees.
‘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.’