Wonder Woman And Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange Shoot In London

By Londonist Last edited 29 months ago
Wonder Woman And Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange Shoot In London

Hollywood loves London, otherwise why would it go to so much trouble blowing it up all the time? More mayhem is promised soon with two massive superhero movies that start shooting in the capital this week.

One is old girly favourite Wonder Woman, which apparently is not as silly as you might remember (now twirl and twirl again). The Amazonian warrior princess with the ‘lasso of truth’ (really) is now played by model Gal Gadot and she’s got Captain Kirk for a sidekick too. And here she is standing in front of Big Ben in a hoody with plenty of bling, so she must mean business.

The other is a new one you might not know — Doctor Strange — which is filming on location in London and at the Longcross Sudios on the edge of the M25. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, though whether he can make the role any stranger than the transgender model All he’s playing in Zoolander 2 (trailer here, skip to 0:37), which has landed him in scalding water with everyone including comedian Sara Pascoe, remains to be seen.

This one also features Chiwetel Ejiofor, who is rumoured to be playing super-villain Baron Mordo and Tilda Swinton who is Tibetan mystic the Ancient One (so absolutely nothing silly about this one either). Here’s a picture snatched during an earlier part of the shoot in Nepal where it looks more like Cumbo and Edgy are in fact playing supertramps.

Doctor Strange is due out in 2016, Wonder Woman in 2017.

Last Updated 29 November 2015

Squiz

so bored of Cumberbatch being in everything. There are thousands of actors some every bit as good as him and some not even as overexposed. At least Tom Hardy differs in each role.

Robin Elizabeth Bode

And some might feel that we've had too much Tom Hardy this year as well, but are too polite to say anything about it.

Toni Roberts

He's obviously NOT transgendered; he's playing an androgynous man. Since lots of people say Cumberbatch IS androgynous (one critic called him "an epicene beauty," this is a really stupid complaint. Everyone has a right to play around with their sexuality. And the moronic comparison between this and playing black face is just offensive. In black face, a comedian pretends to be something he's NOT, but ALL men have a feminine side, just as all women have a masculine side. We ALL have the right to play around with that. I have a right to dress in men's clothing for fun if I want to. There is no moral code that says I have to be transgendered to earn the right to play with my own sexuality.