Fans Are Convinced This Will Be Benedict Cumberbatch’s Next Big Role
The ongoing impeachment hearing sparked a new trending topic on Twitter this week. Some eagle-eyed viewers spotted a striking similarity between the Marvel Cinematic Universe character Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), and a witness who testified at the hearing. Because of this, fans were quick to point out the perfect role Cumberbatch should play next. Where’s the connection? Read on to find out.
Benedict Cumberbatch is a Marvel icon
Despite most people’s inability to pronounce his name correctly (don’t worry; he’s aware), the London-bred actor got his start in the 2000s playing all sorts of roles. Cumberbatch didn’t hit the “big” time until landing in the BBC show, Sherlock, in 2012.
“Bandersnatch Cummerbund” has since become an American staple appearing in projects like August: Osage County, 12 Years a Slave, and the voice of the 2018 iteration of Dr. Suess’ The Grinch.
All name jokes aside, Cumberbatch cemented himself in history in the 2016 MCU film, Doctor Strange. With his trusty Eye of Agamotto, the role spans across multiple MCU films, including Thor: Ragnorok, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: End Game, and the upcoming 2021 film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Here’s who fans think Cumberbatch should play next
In an interesting turn of events, social media caught fire during the Nov. 4 impeachment hearings because of one witness’s resemblance to Cumberbatch.
“If you’re trying to figure out just who it is that Noah Feldman reminds you of, it’s Benedict Cumberbatch,” Historian, Kevin M. Kruse, Tweeted, referring to the Harvard professor.
It didn’t take long before others had the same thought about Feldman. Many posted side-by-side pictures to show how much the two look alike, while others Photoshopped Cumberbatch testifying in Feldman’s place.
“Am I the only one sensing Benedict Cumberbatch long lost brothers vibes from Noah Feldman?” one viewer asked.
Many used the phrase “separated at birth,”
“I know #BenedictCumberbatch is good, but a constitutional scholar? My mind is blown!” another commented.
The resemblance, fans say, should garner him the role of Feldman should there ever be a movie based on the impeachment hearing — especially since Cumberbatch toyed with the idea of becoming a lawyer.
“I would’ve loved the performance of court, the idea of persuading people, storytelling and all that,” he previously told Vulture. “It parallels beautifully with acting, lots of frustrated, amateur dramatics going on in court all the time. I think lots of barristers literally perform in amateur dramatic societies and are very good actors. It’s a massive crossover.”
Who Is Noah Feldman?
To set the record straight, it was not Cumberbatch testifying on TV. Boston-born, Feldman, is a Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and an author. He specializes in constitutional law and analysis of law and religion.
While Feldman inspired a filed day for Twitter users, Cumberbatch, who avoid social media, is off promoting his latest project, 1917. So far, neither has commented on the trending topic but we fully expect some kind of “Cumber-Feld” movie out of this.