Doctor Strange: Starring Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton?

Tilda Swinton will co-star with Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange.”

Scott Derrickson is directing the comicbook movie, which is slated to bow November 4, 2016.

Cumberbatch will play Stephen Vincent Strange, a former neurosurgeon who becomes the next Sorcerer Supreme and primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Marvel Comics vets Stan Lee and Steve Ditko co-created the character in 1963. Strange’s mentor is a Tibetan mystic known as the Ancient One, who is training pupils to be the next Sorcerer Supreme.

In the comics, the character has been a male, and Marvel Studios was initially searching for a male actor. Given Swinton’s interest in the film, however, the studio has now rethought the role.

Swinton will be seen with Amy Schumer in Judd Apatow’s upcoming comedy “Trainwreck.”