Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange in a still from Avengers: Infinity War.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange in a still from Avengers: Infinity War.

Benedict Cumberbatch reportedly offered Rs 66 cr for Doctor Strange 2

Benedict Cumberbatch will reportedly get a hefty raise for Doctor Strange 2. The actor has been offered $9.5 million for the film. That’s Rs 66 crore.
Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent, Los Angeles
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 02:42 PM IST

Actor 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.

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

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