Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch will be paid handsomely for the Doctor Strange sequel. As per the reports, he will taking home the whopping amount of 7.5 million pounds for the sequel to the hit Marvel superhero movie.
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 mirror.co.uk.
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."
Doctor Strange was a film based on Marvel character of the same name. Released in 2016, it is the fourteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film grossed over $677 million worldwide.
(With IANS Inputs)