Benedict Cumberbatch to get 7.5 million pounds for 'Doctor Strange' sequel

Filming on 'Doctor Strange 2' is expected to begin next spring and could take as long as six months.

Published: 20th August 2018 12:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2018 12:57 PM   |  A+A-

Benedict Cumberbatch

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch (File | AP)


LONDON: "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch will reportedly take home 7.5 million pounds for the sequel to the superhero movie "Doctor Strange".

Filming on "Doctor Strange 2" is expected to begin next spring and could take as long as six months. And the 42-year-old British star is in line for a 5 million pounds increase from Disney on the pay packet he received for the original in 2016, reports

But it could mean that he might not have time to fit in filming a fifth series for the hit show based on legendary detective Sherlock Holmes.

A source said: "Benedict has become a huge player in the Marvel universe. But the nature of the shoot for the sequel means we're looking at 2020 for the next time we see the sleuth in a full series - if it happens at all."

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