Doctor Stephen Strange is rumored to be part of the Avengers 3 Infinity War cast. And Benedict Cumberbatch did not beat around the bush and directly answers this rumor. In an interview with Empire, the seasoned actor shares a hint of what is next for Doctor Strange.
“The logistical challenge of aligning his schedule with those of Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany”, he told the magazine. “To get us all together will be quite something. That’s why this character is being introduced, to open up the next chapter,” Express noted.
“So watch this space to see how that unfolds,” he added.
Doctor Strange fans are very hopeful that their favorite Sorcerer Supreme will be among the superheroes who will unite to fight against Thanos the Mad Titan. But it is still a mystery as to what Stranger’s exact role in the movie will be.
Avengers 3 Infinity War Cast Doctor Strange’s Role
During his journey prior to Infinity War, Doctor Strange will acquire two of the infinity gems. The Cloak of Levitation and possibly the Eye of Agamotto.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told Entertainment Weekly, “He has a Cloak of Levitation that allows him to fly, but he doesn’t fly like Superman or like Thor. It’s almost got a consciousness of its own, this cloak, which, again, gives us a superhero with a red cape — which we’ve seen a few times — but allows us to do it in a wholly unique and wholly original way.”
“He can create these mandalas of light that he can use as shields and sort of weapons. He can create portalas that will open before your eyes that he can step through and go to other places around the world. And frankly, even in this film, we’ll only touch upon what a lot of his powers are,” he added. Feige is also the producer of Doctor Strange.
Basing on the comics storyline, Doctor Strange has many contributions in the fight against interdimensional or mystical threats. Doctor Strange often consults other superheroes, offering advice on dark mysteries that others don’t even know existed.
To get to know Doctor Strange more here is iDigitalTime’s comprehensive report on the Sorcerer Supreme’s Marvel comics history.