Tilda Swinton excited to play The Ancient One in Doctor Strange

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Tilda Swinton has been discussing her role in Marvel’s big-screen adaptation of Doctor Strange, with the star telling Screen Crush that she’s excited to be playing The Ancient One is this film and potentially beyond…

“I just really liked the premise of this and the idea of playing this character,” says Swinton. “I’m a Marvel fan and I think this particular world that Doctor Strange goes into is really, really, really exciting. 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 at the end. It’s about something very different.”

And while many actors might be phased by signing the multi-picture deal traditionally demanded by the MCU, Swinton is actually excited by the prospect of her character appearing in other films. “It’s like a family thing,” she says. “Who knows where one might pop up. 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. I think it’s like holding onto the tail of a galloping horse at this point.”

Directed by Scott Derrickson and co-starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role,Doctor Strange will open in the UK on 28 October 2016 and the US on 4 November 2016.


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