Sherlock season 4: Benedict Cumberbatch says Sherlock is 'a lot stranger' than Dr. Strange

'He does seek control through the perfection of his work. He's a workaholic, but he does have emotional ties and relationships'

Clarisse Loughrey
Monday 25 July 2016 09:55 BST
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For all the flashiness of that name, Marvel's Doctor Strange doesn't seem all that weird a guy, outside of the whole shooting mystic rings out of his hands business.

Benedict Cumberbatch would certainly agree; when the topic was breached at Sherlock's Comic-Con panel (via Total Film), the actor concluded there's little similarity to be found between his Marvel role and Sherlock himself.

In response to a query as to whether playing Sherlock had helped him prepare for the role of Doctor Strange, he replied; "No, not really. Dr. Strange is... "

"Strange?" intercepted Sherlock actor/writer Mark Gatiss; to which Cumberbatch replied replied, "No, no. Sherlock is a lot more effing strange than Strange, strangely enough. I think that's the difference: Strange is fully humanised. He does seek control through the perfection of his work. He's a workaholic, but he does have emotional ties and relationships."

"He’s a man of the sensory world, and Sherlock certainly is trying to curtail those appetites to concentrate on being the best consulting detective in the world. And culturally they’re utterly different," Cumberbatch added. "One’s very English, one’s very American."

Sherlock: Teaser trailer series 4

Comic-Con attendees were treated to an early glimpse at both characters; Marvel releasing a second trailer for the upcoming Doctor Strange, and the Sherlock panel revealing the first trailer for Series 4.

Doctor Strange hits UK cinemas 28 October; Sherlock series 4 will arrive on the BBC in the UK and PBS in the US sometime in 2017.

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