9) Benedict Cumberbatch’s Accent
Though the character is American in the comics, many thought that Benedict Cumberbatch’s take on Stephen Strange would be a Brit, owing to the actor’s own nationality. Thanks to a clip in the trailer, however, we know that Doctor Strange will indeed be from the US.
So, how is Cumberbatch’s accent? In 2015’s Black Mass, Cumberbatch played someone from Boston – and was criticized for his accent. He was also Johnny Depp’s brother in the film, but we can forgive that one (when do movie siblings ever look alike?).
Here, though, it sounds like he’s got a good hold on the voice. Granted, we didn’t hear much of him, but it seems he’s using a gruff, lower register for the character, which works well.