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Video: Doctor Strange writer defends film from accusations of 'whitewashing'


The writer of Doctor Strange has defended the film from accusations of "whitewashing" over the casting of Tilda Swinton as a traditionally Tibetan character.

The British actress plays The Ancient One in the new superhero movie - a role depicted as an elderly Tibetan man in the 1960s Marvel comics.

Writer Jon Spaihts said the film, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, had to address some of the "dated" stereotypes from the original stories.

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