Benedict Cumberbatch Confirms Doctor Strange Will Return in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

By September 26, 2016

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to make his debut as The Sorcerer Supreme in Doctor Strange later this year, a film which also promises to blow open an entirely new section in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, much to the delight of fans that have been waiting years for Strange to be introduced onscreen. Judging by a recent Thor: Ragnarok set photo as well, it looks like Strange may be cementing his place amongst the other heroes in the MCU fairly quickly as well.

Strange is one of the many characters that fans have assumed is going to be included in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, which is set to begin filming next month in Atlanta, GA, and while recently speaking with Empire (via Express UK), Benedict Cumberbatch once and for all confirmed that he will be appearing in the film.

The actor went on to talk about the“logistical challenge of aligning his schedule with those of Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany,” before sharing his enthusiasm towards joining up with the other MCU heroes:

“To get us all together will be quite something. That’s why this character is being introduced, to open up the next chapter… So watch this space to see how that unfolds.”

It’s unknown exactly how much of a role Stephen Strange will have in the film itself, of course, but with the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and all of the other Marvel heroes set to be introduced between now and then (including Captain Marvel), it’ll be interesting to see just how Marvel and The Russo Brothers are planning on balancing all of these personalities onscreen.

They’ve managed to do it previously in the Avengers films and Captain America: Civil War, but there’s no denying that Infinity War is going to present a storytelling challenge the likes of which cinema has never seen before. We’re just excited to see how Doctor Strange will end up factoring into it all.

Avengers: Infinity War is set to hit theatres on May 4th, 2018.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable