Benedict Cumberbatch teases Doctor Strange will unite Avengers in Infinity War

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 October 2016
Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch on set as Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' star Benedict Cumberbatch says the independent superhero will help both sides of the divided Avengers in the forthcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie 'Avengers: 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).

Doctor Strange

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 55min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Scott Derrickson
  • Written by: Steve Ditko, Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, Jon Spaihts
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams
  • UK release: 28 October 2016

When brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch) gets his hands mangled in a car crash, he visits Kathmandu to be reborn under the mystic tutelage of the Ancient One (Swinton). A blast: fresh performances from Cumberbatch and Swinton power a dynamic script with well-measured puns and even a little…

Avengers: Infinity War

  • 5 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 29min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista
  • UK release: 26 April 2018

Thanos (Brolin) aims to become all-powerful, in the first part of this two-part superhero mash-up. Death, destruction, torture and sacrifice are the order of the day, in a grand space opera that mixes tragedy with pathos, fleshed out with the usual Marvel humour. Truly remarkable.

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