Benedict Cumberbatch might be the busiest man in Hollywood. A Major Awards Season Push for Your Role in Refresh dog power, Actor working hard to promote Marvel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, On Saturday, he is taking a break from his global press tour and making his grand return to 30 Rock to host the return of the new saturday night live episode. That’s right, the cast and crew of the live sketch comedy are returning to Studio 8H on Saturday, May 7th for a batch of new episodes after an extended spring break.
This marks Cumberbatch hosting the series for the second time, last being on stage during an episode on November 5, 2016. Coincidentally enough, the actor’s last SNL Tenure also coincides with release of a Marvel film: Scott Derrickson Doctor Strange,
Tonight, Cumberbatch will be joined by indie rockers Arcade Fire, a group that is making their benchmark fifth appearance in the series. He last appeared in an episode hosted on March 17, 2018 SNL Former student Bill Hader. In tonight’s episode promo, released earlier this week, Cumberbatch joked that he’s preparing more for the role this time around.
“It happens so quickly. You watch the tape the next day. Going, ‘Was that cool?’ You don’t know,” joked the actor. “You’re at the call place at 11:30 p.m. Even for stage work, when you’re coming off the stage with whomever you meet. Have a drink or something before you go home. You’re going to be working on Saturday Night Live. Nothing like that, so I wanted to do it again.”
There’s only one more episode with guests announced to date, with Selena Gomez making her debut on the show with Post Malone on May 14. SNL The show typically ends by the end of May, which means there’s only likely to be an episode or two after Gomez begins next weekend.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse Madness Now showing exclusively in cinemas around the world. What other characters do you think will appear in the upcoming feature? Tell us your thoughts either in the comment section or Kicking off our writer @AdamBarnhardt for chatting everyone up on Twitter things MCU,
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