Tilda Swinton has been confirmed to play the Ancient One in Doctor Strange. Typically depicted a male in the comics, Tilda’s role will certainly be one to keep an eye out for as she plays the character that teaches the good Doctor the ways of the mystics.
Here’s what Swinton had to say about getting the role:
I just really liked the premise of this and the idea of playing this character,” she said. “I’m a Marvel fan and I think this particular world that Doctor Strange goes into is really, really, really exciting. I’m really interested as both an actor and a fan to see what’s done in this particular world… The idea of playing The Ancient One is really just too tickling. I can’t say no to that!
Swinton has signed a multi-picture deal so we can expect to make an occurance, possibly across other titles of the MCU.