Benedict Cumberbatch Risked His MCU Career by Refusing Marvel Bombs. 

Outstanding actor Benedict Cumberbatch has starred in blockbuster series like Star Trek, Sherlock Holmes, Marvel, and many others. 

A prime example of the actor's acting prowess is his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in the British crime drama Sherlock. 

He is the ideal blend of talent, charisma, and versatility. 

The Imitation Game actor almost lost everything before becoming the new face of Marvel. 

For many Marvel fans, Benedict Cumberbatch playing anyone other than Doctor Strange in the MCU would be impossible to fathom. 

However, Cumberbatch revealed how he came close to playing the villain but decided ,

against it after taking a huge career risk. The decision proved to be a huge box office mistake. 

In 2021's The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe,