Benedict Cumberbatch
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch at the "The Imitation Game" gala at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), September 9, 2014Reuters

"The Avengers: Age of Ultron" may see Benedict Cumberbatch in a cameo. Recent Internet rumours suggest that Cumberbatch, who has been roped in to play Dr. Stephen Vincent Strange in the standalone movie, will play the character in "The Avengers: Age of Ultron."

The rumour has stemmed from Marvel's decision to reshoot several parts of the film in January. They had announced Cumberbatch's standalone feature "Dr. Strange" during that period.

There is no confirmation of this news; however, it is being speculated that if Dr Strange is included in "The Avengers" sequel, he will not show his magical skills. He will just treat those injured by Ultron's attack or he may make an appearance in the post credit scenes, according to a Comicbook report.

Meanwhile, another report suggests that Cumberbatch could make his debut in "Captain America: Civil War." It is supposedly during the civil war that his medical expertise will be needed the most. Inquisitr speculates that before the "Dr. Strange" movie hits the screens in 2016, Marvel should build a back story. Before he gains his power as Sorcerer Supreme, he should be briefly introduced in a related Marvel movie.

Dr. Strange is the primary protector of Earth against mystical threats. He started off as a neurosurgeon and later got his powers. He has been featured in various comic series, videogames and animated series.

"Excited, really excited, you know. There's a lot of work to be done and I'm just at the beginning of it all so I'm not going to talk too much about it's a thrilling gig to get and I can't wait. Very excited," Cumberbatch said about playing the role at the British Independent Film Awards, reports Mirror.

Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios said that Cumberbatch had been selected for the role for his great acting prowess.

"Stephen Strange's story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity. In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character," he said.