I love me a bit of gender switching. And Tilda Swinton is perfect. If you've never seen Orlando stop what you are doing and go and watch that now. I don't know a lot about Doctor Strange but I'm sure Marvel fans everywhere will have something to say about 'Ancient One' being cast as a woman.
Assuming her deal closes, Swinton will be playing the Ancient One. Though some will needlessly grumble that the character has been portrayed as a man in the comics, this feels like the sort of part Swinton could excel at. She’s no stranger to powerful magical beings, given her experience playing the White Witch in three Narnia films. The cameras on Doctor Strange are set to start rolling this November in the UK, and the film will be out here on October 28, 2016 before heading to the US on November 4. Swinton will be back on our screens in Judd Apatow’s latest, Trainwreck, which is out on August 14. She’s also part of the cast for the Coens’ Hail, Caesar! with the film due on February 26 next year.