According to one of The Daily SuperHero's insiders in Tinseltown, a rumor is circling through several inner circles stating that the buzz surrounding the Cumberbatch rumor of being in Star Wars Episode VII might be something that has been manufactured by Disney. This distraction is being done to help conceal what Disney really wants the actor for... and that's to be in a future Marvel Studios film.
To clarify about this insider, this is the same source who (back in October 2012) told The Daily SuperHero that Marvel Studios was very interested in actor Bradley Cooper. This report went under-the-radar and was not noticed online due to The Daily SuperHero being a somewhat newer website. While the information provided back then about Cooper was vague, the info definitely became truth since Marvel Studios did have interest in the actor and cast him as the voice of Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy, this past summer.
Getting back to the point, the contact was once again vague in saying what Marvel Studios role Cumberbatch might be targeted for but there is definitely a tremendous amount of interest by the studio. If this is indeed true, it sounds like a very tricky maneuver by Disney and this is not out of the ordinary since it has been rumored that Disney and Marvel like to leak false info to throw off the media and misdirect fans.
Many fans have said they would love the actor to be cast as Doctor Strange but before you get too excited, take this all with a grain of salt. However, this is coming from a source who has been right in the past too.
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