Tilda Swinton joins the ‘Doctor Strange’ movie


Doctor Strange has roped Tilda Swinton into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We are all better for it.

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If you were to say to me that Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swintonwould be starring in the same movie, I might think it was perhaps a period piece, or maybe a sweeping romance. Instead, it’s in a Marvel movie. Either way, I’ll take it.

Indeed, THR reports that Swinton has joined the Marvel-verse and will take a role in “Doctor Strange.” She’ll play a Tibetan mystic (because, obviously) known as the Ancient One, who helps the Doctor learn the skills of being a sorcerer. So she’s mentor to Cumberbatch’s pupil, which sounds pretty cool. Marvel has tweaked the character from the comics, changing it from a man to a woman, and this will surely get the corners of comic fandom you should generally ignore all worked up and bothered.