DOCTOR STRANGE Finds Its WONG In THE MARTIAN Actor

Doctor Strange and Wong
Doctor Strange and Wong
Credit: Marvel Comics
Benedict Wong in 'Prometheus'
Benedict Wong in 'Prometheus'
Credit: 20th Century Fox

The Martian actor Benedict Wong has been cast to play Wong in Marvel's Doctor Strange, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Filming is currently underway on the Benedict Cumberbatch-fronted movie.

In comic books, Wong comes from a long line of monks living in the fictional Kamar-Taj that are trained in magic. Wong initially served as an aide to Doctor Strange's mentor, the Ancient One, before being tasked to assist the then-new Sorcerer Supreme.

Benedict Wong is best known for his recent appearance in The Martian, and currently stars in Netflix's Marco Polo and Kublai Khan. The British actor is no stranger to comic book-based films however, as he has appeared in both Kick-Ass 2 and Largo Winch.

Doctor Strange is scheduled for release November 4, 2016.h

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