Benedict Cumberbatch has been offered a raise of Rs 44 crore to reprise his role of Dr Strange in the film’s sequel

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Benedict Cumberbatch has been offered a whopping Rs 66 crore

Benedict Cumberbatch has been offered a whopping $9.5 million (Rs 66 crore) to star in the sequel of his hit film Doctor Strange.

According to Mirror, the Avengers: Infinity War star will get a $6.3 million raise in his salary from the Disney Studios for reprising his role as the title character in another solo film. “Benedict has become a huge player in the Marvel universe,” an insider told the newspaper.

Cumberbatch first played the part in the Scott Derickson-directed Doctor Strange in 2016 and later appeared briefly in Thor: Ragnarok, which released last year. 

Doctor Strange was a pivotal character in Infinity War and the 42-year-old actor will play the part again in the untitled Avengers 4, which is due to release in 2019.

The paper reported that Cumberbatch has already made over $5 million in total from his work on theDoctor Strange, Thor: Ragnarok and the last two Avengers movies. Considering this, it shouldn’t come as a shock that he is being offered such a huge sum for the sequel.

The report also stated that the Doctor Strange sequel is expected to start shooting next year.

The first film was all about the journey of Dr. Stephen Strange from an arrogant surgeon to the Sorcerer Supreme. Strange meets even stranger people at the Ancient One’s abode in Tibet. The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) teaches him to reality, mystique arts, harnessing energy, and bending reality for the greater good. The surgeon is back to studying and practising to learn a whole other skill. He has to face Mads Mikkelsen’s evil sorcerer who prefers to call himself death and pain. He is tired of protecting this world, so he just wants to take care of it all at one go! (Hats off to make up department. That look scared the bejeezus out of me and will be giving me nightmares.) Strange has allies in Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave) and Benedict Wong (Netflix’s Marco Polo).

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