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“Sherlock” fans will not be seeing their favorite star as a superhero any time soon. That’s because Benedict Cumberbatch seems to have dashed all hopes that he might play the lead role in Marvel Studios’ anticipated Dr. Strange movie.

“I don’t know if the Internet can manage my schedule and Marvel’s, but if they can, good luck to the Internet,” is all Cumberbatch had to say on the subject (according to USA Today) at Comic-Con 2014 when asked if he would play Stephen Strange in the film. This indicates that the busy actor — who has the leading role in the upcoming “The Imitation Game” film and voices a wolf in “Penguins of Madagascar,” in addition to his role on “Sherlock” — just doesn’t have time to fit in a tentpole movie for Marvel.

Cumberbatch does say that Dr. Strange is a “great character,” but he would likely rather stick with Shakespeare — the actor is starring in “Richard III” for television and “Hamlet” on-stage.

Posted by:Laurel Brown