Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor, recently teased his fans with an exciting announcement. He is set to reprise his role as the enigmatic magician Doctor Strange, carrying on his enthralling journey within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
“There are some Marvel capers in the making next year,” Cumberbatch revealed as a guest on the JW3 Speaker Series.
It’s unclear whether Cumberbatch is pointing to a standalone Doctor Strange sequel or an appearance in another MCU film, like Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, which was recently put on hold.
Cumberbatch first starred as Dr. Stephen Strange in the 2016 film Doctor Strange. The actor would later go on to reprise his role in Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022).
A post-credit scene in Multiverse of Madness hinted at a possible future for Doctor Strange. In the scene, Charlize Theron, who plays Clea, tells Doctor Strange that “he caused an incursion and we’re going to fix it.” When Clea asks Strange if he’s afraid, he answers, “Not in the least.”
In an interview with Gizmodo, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness writer Michael Waldron teased a little bit about Strange’s future saying, “We knew that we wanted to introduce Clea. She’s Strange’s great love in the comics and it felt to me like Strange wasn’t at the point at the start of our movie where he was ready to meet the love of his life. It felt like we had to close the loop with him and Christine Palmer. And so after she gives him her wisdom to not be afraid of loving someone, then it felt like we were right to tease what could be eventually with him and Clea.”
Watch Cumberbatch’s interview in the video posted below:
Fans Reaction on Return of Doctor Strange’ Benedict Cumberbatch
MCU fans can rejoice as renowned actor Benedict Cumberbatch has announced his return to the role of Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme. The British interpreter said in an interview on the current episode of JW3 Speaker Series that he is ready to embark on a new adventure with Marvel Studios, which is set to begin filming in 2024.
Fanmade account @DrStrangeUpdate shares exciting news for MCU fans. The tweet amassed 5.5K likes and over 600 retweets, with 200+ quote tweets:
Benedict Cumberbatch confirms that he’s set to return as #DoctorStrange in an upcoming Marvel film shooting next year! 🎬
— Doctor Strange Updates (@DrStrangeUpdate) July 4, 2023
A tweet by @MarvelsContent further confirmed Cumberbatch’s return to the MCU. The tweet garnered over 800 likes and 70 retweets:
🚨 Benedict Cumberbatch confirms he is set to return as Doctor Strange in an upcoming Marvel film shooting next year. pic.twitter.com/nxKFTGaW6I
— Mcu Content (@MarvelsContent) July 4, 2023
Soon after the MCU-Cumberbatch tweet, @jentheefilms replied to @DrStrangeUpdate excited about his return, and also hoping to see some more of Clea as well:
FATHER IS COMING BACK 🥳 and i hope mother clea too pic.twitter.com/2UY19VZ0WU
— ً (@jentheefilms) July 4, 2023
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