Benedict Cumberbatch was not the first choice in the role of Stephen Strange in Marvel’s Doctor Strange, the studio was looking at actors such as Joaquin Phoenix, Jared Leto, and Ryan Gosling. Cumberbatch did it perfectly and I think it was a great and spot on choice for the role of Doctor. In case you’re wondering how Gosling will look if he landed the role in the movie, here’s a piece of early concept art that was created by artist Court Chu for the studio. I think Cumberbatch looks awesome as the Doctor and Ryan just not looks like Sorcerer Supreme material.
The artist posted the art on his website with the following comment:
“I worked probably not even a day on some version of Doctor Strange years ago, and back then they wanted Gosling.”