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Benedict Cumberbatch Sizes Up 'Saturday Night Live' Stage as Doctor Strange in New Promo

by Raphael Chestang 6:03 PM PDT, November 02, 2016
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Doctor Strange has mixed feelings about working his magic on the Saturday Night Live stage in a new promo released on Tuesday.

In the clip, Benedict Cumberbatch, star of Marvel's next tentpole superhero film, quietly sizes up Studio 8H.

"We meet at last," he says with a sultry stare before giving out an exasperated, "Oh f**k!"

Cumberbatch hosts an all-new Saturday Night Live on Saturday at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

In real life, the Emmy winner's confidence should be at an all-time high, as Doctor Strange has already earned $99 million overseas ahead of this week's U.S. opening.

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The movie follows Dr. Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch), whose journey begins when his hands are ruined in a devastating car accident. After exhausting all medical possibilities for mending his damaged hands, the famed surgeon flies to Nepal looking for a more exotic option -- which he finds in the form of The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), a mystical mentor.

Under her tutelage, Strange learns of multiple universes and supernatural powers and in the process becomes a target for those who want to abuse magic for evil purposes.

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"There's a lot of real-world live action in this film, there's a lot of drama, a lot of comedy, but there's also the most extraordinary, fantastical adventure," Cumberbatch explained in a behind-the-scenes clip. "I think it's going to be a great cinematic ride."

Doctor Strange opens Friday.

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