There are a lot of women who would also argue that Cumberbatch is hot.
Not going to comment on that specifically (I'm not qualified to judge) but the word I've been throwing around on Facebook is "ignorable" - not something Steven Strange should be. This is a guy who regularly stands up to Hell in all it's various forms, and someone who can teach Mr Fantastic about humility. Neither of which I think Cumberbatch could pull off.
Andersen; interesting ideas about your casting. I don't necessarily agree with the "here's a relatively unknown character, so we can cast a minority group as him" mentality - as far as I can make out Dr Strange has always been nothing but Caucasian - but that's another argument. Having said that
I'm strangely (HA!) attracted to the idea of someone like Jimmy Smits; that's a hell of a good suggestion. He has the gravitas
and the physique necessary for the role, I think. Good call!Edit: Someone somewhere posted this:
which looks AMAZINGEdit Edit:
(it's totally a thing, shuddup)
That comes from here: http://www.moviecricket.com/top-10-actors-to-play-marvels-doctor-strange-73682/
which comes to the same conclusion I did about who would make a good Strange: Johnny Depp. Plus this from that article;
Johnny Depp is our number one decision for multiple reasons. He has been heavily linked with the role and has reportedly had meetings with Marvel about taking on the role in Phase Three. He has expressed a personal love for the character in the past.
Bring on Johnny! Ditch Benedict!