Benedict Cumberbatch Teases Doctor Strange Will Unite Avengers in ‘Infinity War’
Benedict Cumberbatch has teased Doctor Strange will unite the divided Avengers in Avengers: Infinity War. The 40-year-old star believes his character which he has just brought to life on the big screen in the eponymous movie will unify warring superheroes Captain America and Iron Man and their fractured supporters in the forthcoming adventure.
Asked whose side Doctor Strange will be on when he meets the other characters – who came to blows in Captain America: Civil War – in in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he said: “I think [Doctor Strange] has to be Team Doctor Strange. His job title is defender of the fabric of reality. I mean, he fights other dimensional threats that are beyond the perceptions of that very potent squabble and I’d like to think he’s going to help them both, rather than take sides.”
Doctor Strange stars Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer and Mads Mikkelsen as Strange’s arch nemesis Kaecilius but the characters won’t be following Cumberbatch into the next movie and he’s looking forward to working with Chris Evans (Captain America) and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) and teased that Doctor Strange will create a new storyline in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
He told Yahoo Movies: “The character list gets a little heavier and you’re working with some legends of the screen let alone iconic characters. So that’ll be a lot of fun. Doctor Strange is there to provide the opening of a new chapter, it’s literally going to open up the dimensions, so just when that frame got a little crowded, it’s got a whole lot bigger.”
In the end credits of Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme meets with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and discusses helping him and his adoptive brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) find their father Odin (Sir Antony Hopkins).