Looks like Marvel are narrowing down their choices for Dr Stephen Strange. Ironically they are both British actors!
Below is the report from superherohype.com:
Deadline brings word tonight that Marvel has begun putting together their casting short list for the upcoming Doctor Strange having finally secured a director in Scott Derrickson.
The site reports that the list consists of two names for the time being, the first being Star Trek Into Darkness and “Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch with the other being Tom Hardy of Bronson and the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road, whose The Dark Knight Rises co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt was previously linked as a potential candidate for the role.