Elizabeth Entenman
April 03, 2016 9:38 am

This is Benedict Cumberbatch’s big year. He’s proved himself as a detective, a genius mathematician, and even a dragon. Now, he’s ready to take on one of his biggest roles yet: a superhero. The actor will play the title character in Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange.

Cumberbatch plays Dr. Stephen Strange, a neurosurgeon who’s suffered a terrible car accident. No longer able to perform surgery, he’s set on course to become Sorcerer Supreme, a wizard who will protect the earth from evil villains.

Doctor Strange has been filming in New York since November of last year, and images from set have slowly been trickling in. Here’s a new crop of photos that show off Cumberbatch’s amazing costume, plus a peek at his co-star Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 03: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is seen filming "Doctor Strange" on April 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/GC Images)

We’re loving his costume. That cape means business. That belt is not messing around. And that collar is here to stay. Is it November yet?!