Benedict Cumberbatch teased that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be a real “bonkers” movie.
For all the hype behind it Spider-Man: No Way Home by opening the Multiverse in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the big screen, it’s easy to forget that a few months after release we’ll be diving further into the concept with Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness. Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Stephen Strange in both films, cannot emphasize enough how wild his upcoming sequel will be.
In an appearance on WTF with Marc Maron, Benedict Cumberbatch briefly touched on it Doctor Strange 2. This sparked an interesting exchange, suggesting what kind of role the titular hero might have in what will be an ambitious new entry in the MCU:
Benedict Cumberbatch: This is the second from him alone.
Marc Maron: So this is your movie.
Benedict Cumberbatch: Yes, that’s part of the problem. Lots of things happen in it. It’s like, “Do I have a character arc in this? Does it work?” I can do great things in it. It’s very crowded. It is called The Multiverse of Madness and it’s crazy.
Some may hear Benedict Cumberbatch’s description here and might be concerned that he described the film as “very busy”, especially given that the film is currently undergoing extensive reshoots. Also, the fact that he’s wondering if he really has a character arc as Doctor Strange could potentially cause concern for some fans who fear something might be lost amid the concept’s ambition.
It will be interesting to see how director Sam Raimi and Marvel Studios bring this crazy concept to life. At the end of the day, we can at least guarantee that a consummate professional like Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch will take his A-game to Doctor Strange 2.
Directed by Sam Raimi from a script written by Jade Bartlett and Michael Waldron, Benedict Cumberbatch is joined by Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Xochitl Gomez. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will hit theaters on May 6, 2022.
Benedict Cumberbatch will next appear as Doctor Strange in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Here’s the summary:
“For the first time in Spider-Man cinematic history, the identity of our friendly neighborhood hero is revealed, putting his Superhero responsibilities in conflict with his normal life and endangering those he cares about most. When he enlists the help of Doctor Strange to recover his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, unleashing the most powerful villains ever to battle a Spider-Man in a universe. Now Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will forever change not only his own future but also the future of the Multiverse.”
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: No way home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, JB Smoove, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Jamie Foxx, Thomas Haden Church and Rhys Ifans with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield heavily rumored to appear.
Spider-Man: No Way Home will hit theaters on December 17, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the movie and Benedict Cumberbatch’s future as Doctor Strange, and for more such updates.