Tilda Swinton to star in Doctor Strange

Tilda SwintonTilda Swinton has officially joined the cast of Marvel’s Doctor Strange. The Oscar-winning actress is set to play The Ancient One, a healer in the Himalayas who becomes a mentor to Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his nemesis Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor). In an interview with Mike Sampson of Screen Crush, Swinton expressed her excitement about the role.

“I’m a Marvel fan and I think this particular world that Doctor Strange goes into is really, really, really exciting,” she said in the interview, “I’m really interested as both an actor and a fan to see what’s done in this particular world. It’s all about creativity. It’s not about everything exploding in the end. It’s about something very different. The idea of playing The Ancient One is really just too tickling! I can’t say no to that!”

Expect to see more of Swinton in the MCU since she has signed up for an unspecific number of further Marvel films.

“I don’t know where they’ll use me and I don’t know that they know, necessarily, even though they seem to know what they’re doing for the next decade,” Swinton told Screen Crush, “I think it’s like holding on to the tail of a galloping horse at this point.

Doctor Strange begins filming in the UK this November and will be out there on October 28, 2016 and November 4, 2016 in the U.S.