Benedict Cumberbatch doubles up as the villainous version of Stephen Strange Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but the Marvel star almost entered the MCU as another villain: Malekith the Damned. Dark Elves leader role in 2013 Thor result Dark world finally gone doctor who Actor Christopher Eccleston, after Cumberbatch, renewed his role as the villainous Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, Decided to “hold out for something more juicy”. Marvel Studios will cast famous artists Sherlock Actor as a surgeon turned magician in 2016 Doctor StrangeThe character’s debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
,[The Doctor Strange role] An idea happened as, funnily enough, another little dance I did in the MCU for another character, a very brief character,” Cumberbatch explained. bbc radio 1 Of Thor: The Dark WorldMalekith is. “I was bold enough to say, ‘I’m really happy to be invited to the party, but I want something a little more juicy.'”
A wondrous role is “just gone” until something juicier comes along: an arrogant surgeon who masquerades as a master of the mystic arts after a horrific car accident, robs him using his own hands.
“I wasn’t really part of the conversation until it came back through my [representatives] that they were interested. I kind of read the comics and went, ‘Yikes!'” Cumberbatch said. “Because he’s pretty old school, a little bit wrong, very ’70s bound. I thought, ‘This is a little cornball. I’m not sure it’s a great MCU [role], I didn’t understand.’ They went, ‘No, it will be today. This would be too much the man of today. Yes, with some of those qualities, but just like today’s man will have those qualities where he thinks he’s a business, ’cause he has that ego.”
in the book of definitive history Story from Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said Cumberbatch was a “top choice” for a part in the MCU. Joaquin Phoenix exits talks to lead Doctor Strange In 2014, a Reported short list Incorporated Cumberbatch, Future poison Actor Tom Hardy, and the Future morbius Actor Jared Leto.
“Benedict was always the top choice because of everything he was doing. We were excited to meet him,” Feige recalled in The Story of Marvel Studios. “We thought, ‘He’ll probably be a really cool Stranger, but let’s not mention it right away. Let’s meet him, see what he wants to do.’ he was talking star trek, Then, I said, ‘Well, we have a lot of characters…’ and he goes, ‘Doctor Strange?'”
Cumberbatch will return for a cameo in 2017 Thor: RagnarokReprising the role in 2018 Avengers: Infinity Warof 2019 avengers: endgameanimated what if…?and last year’s mega-blockbusters Spider-Man: No Way Home,
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochital Gomez with Michael Stuhlberg, and Rachel McAdams, Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Now playing in cinemas only.
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