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Benedict Cumberbatch to get a body double in next 'Avengers'

Press Trust of India  |  New York 

Broadway actor Aaron Lazar will step in for actor Benedict Cumberbatch as his body double to portray Dr Strange in the "Avengers: Infinity War".

The actor is filming the next Marvel franchise film in Georgia, where he is all poised to support the "Sherlock" star, reported New York Post.

On the other hand, Cumberbatch is shooting for "The Current War", in which he plays the role of the inventor, Thomas Edison.

When the "Dr Strange" star is through with the Alfonso Gomez-Rejon film, he will reshoot the scenes to replace Lazar's face.

However, according to a source from Disney, "They are not digitally superimposing Cumberbatch onto another actor's performance.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, January 14 2017. 13:48 IST