Benedict Cumberbatch Was Surprised By Doctor Strange’s Role In The MCU

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Benedict Cumberbatch admits he has been surprised with how Doctor Strange’s role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe evolved over the years.

Benedict Cumberbatch opens up about how Doctor Strange’s MCU role has evolved in ways that surprised him. MCU’s primary sorcerer is fresh from his second solo-film in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The Sam Raimi-directed flick sets up an interesting future for Doctor Strange as he continues his journey in the franchise.

The sorcerer was a rather late addition to the MCU, only debuting in 2017’s Doctor Strange movie from director Scott Derrickson. His origins story take place in 2016, after Iron Man and Captain America’s fallout in Captain America: Civil War. It took six long years before he got his second solo adventure, although he was instrumental in the fight against Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. This gained him prominence in the overall MCU, and made Doctor Strange’s Spider-Man: No Way Home appearance plausible.


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Now, as he moves forward with the next chapter for his character, Cumberbatch looks back at how Strange’s personal story has evolved over the years. In an interview with New Indian Express, he admits he is surprised at how prominent Doctor Strange has become in the MCU. While he was aware of how great his character is, he didn’t know how Marvel Studios was planning to develop the sorcerer. Read Cumberbatch’s full answer below:

Not really. I’m still surprised at how prominent he has become. I always knew there was amazing potential there because of all the aspects to the character, but I definitely had no idea that we would get to be at this point with the multiverse aspect when we started out.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange in Spider-Man No Way Home

Doctor Strange arguably has one of the most unique arcs in the MCU thus far. As previously mentioned, despite only having two films to his name, he is dubbed one of the franchise’s leaders, especially as it transitions past the events of the Infinity Saga. His prominence in Avengers: Infinity War, in particular, propelled him to becoming a household name as he essentially set the Avengers’ path to defeating Thanos. Beyond that, he will continue to be a major player in the MCU, and Marvel’s burgeoning multiverse virtually guarantees that. As for his personal arc, he’s also still slated to be the Sorcerer Supreme – a title currently held by Wong.

Moving forward, expect that Doctor Strange’s role in the MCU is only going to get bigger. It’s uncertain if he will have a prominent role in the new iteration of the Avengers, as Cumberbatch has previously said Strange isn’t technically a member. Even if he isn’t part of whatever the MCU’s premier superhero team becomes in the future, he can focus on the mystical pocket of the franchise, which continues to evolve following Wanda becoming the Scarlet Witch.

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Source: New Indian Express

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