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Doctor Strange 2 star Benedict Wong speaks on learning of Wong’s fate as the Sorcerer Supreme

Doctor Strange 2 star Benedict Wong speaks on learning of Wong's fate as the Sorcerer Supreme

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film to hit the theatres, and is doing quite well at the box office. The new film sees the return of some MCU favorites, including Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch. Fans were also thrilled to see Benedict Wong back in action as Wong. The actor is flourishing in the fourth phase and has already appeared in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings With all Spider-Man: No Way Home, Since Doctor Strange was taken away by Thanos for five years Avengers: Infinity War, Wong now holds the title of Sorcerer Supreme. During a recent conversation with varietyWong talks about her character’s new and important title.

“When I first played the role, we looked at the old source material and it needed an update,” Wong explained. “I remember my early moves when I was in the trailer and waiting to meet Kevin and producer Stephen Broussard, and was strictly not into doing what was in the old source material. And thankfully, neither did they. were.” He continued, “So, we built this no-nonsense, midfield general librarian with cues from Roy Keane. [former Manchester United player] there. This character has moved on now, and I found out when [director] Sam Raimi was on a conference call and talking me through the story. Here was the legend. He said, ‘Of course, you’re going to be the Sorcerer Supreme,’ and as this geek, it’s great what he’s done with the character and how he stands toe-to-toe with Doctor Strange.”

Wong added of his MCU journey, “It’s been an amazing 30-year overnight career. It’s been six years. Doctor Strange started, and Wong has been wonderful to me to play this character from the beginning. I’ve been collecting these comics since I was a kid, and the Spider-Man comics, all three. It was really strange to find myself in the MCU. I don’t know if anything has unfolded along the way, so I’m grateful for that.”

You can read the official description for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness below:

“Now that Iron Man and Captain America are gone after a fierce battle avengers: endgameDoctor Strange, the former genius surgeon and strongest magician of them all, is expected to play an active role as a central figure in The Avengers. However, using your magic to manipulate time and space with a forbidden spell that is considered the most dangerous has opened the door to a mysterious madness called ‘The Multiverse’.”

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Now playing exclusively in theaters.

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Drashti Jain