Everyone who knows Benedict Cumberbatch at least a little bit knows how much he loves to tease his fans and drop some clues here and there just to drive us crazy.
So, it’s really no surprise that he did it again in an interview with Empire. Though this time, it’s really not so subtle at all.
After he was being asked what is up next for his character Steven Strange, Cumberbatch replies that there are apparently some “logistical challenge of aligning his schedule with those of Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany”.
(He’s a very busy man after all.)
He also adds that “to get us all together will be quite something. That’s why this character is being introduced, to open up the next chapter.”
Obviously, as die hard Marvel fans, we know that these actors are all appearing in Avengers: Infinity War.
There were rumors going around for a long time that Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange will appear alongside the other Marvel superheroes. Now it seems like the actor himself has confirmed the rumor. So basically, it’s really not a rumor anymore.
Hopefully, we’re going to see Strange’s invitation to join the group during the after credit scene of Doctor Strange. It really isn’t that unlikely, given the after credits scenes of previous movies.
Although, this is not the only news we’ve got from Empire. Along with their article about Doctor Strange, they’ve also released two new images.
In the first one, we see Strange clearly before his accident as a neurosurgon while he’s talking to Rachel McAdams’s character Christine Palmer.
She’s one of his colleague and as Kevin Feige (Marvel Studios head) described her, she’s “an anchor to [Strange’s] past life.”
The second one provides us with another glimpse of Mads Mikkelson as Kaecilius, who is going to be the villain of the movie.
Mikkelson told Empire of his character that he’s “a man who believes in a better world, a world without human tragedy, but his means are quite different from the ones Doctor Strange is using, therefore conflict”.
This makes total sense if you ask me. After all, he’s the villain so Strange and him can’t really agree on something.
On November 4th, we’re finally able to see Doctor Strange in theatres.
We’ll definitely look out for any kind of Avengers reference!
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