Benedict Cumberbatch Thinks Doctor Strange Will Reunite The Avengers!

Benedict Cumberbatch will make his debut as Doctor Strange in a week, but that's just the beginning for his character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It has already been confirmed that the Sorcerer Supreme will appear in Avengers: Infinity War and before that, he will possibly have a cameo in next year’s Thor: Ragnarok.

Captain America: Civil War left the Avengers split into two halves – so in a recent interview, a Yahoo Movies UK correspondent asked Cumberbatch if Doctor Strange will be Team Cap or Team Iron Man. In response, the British actor said that his character “has to be Team Doctor Strange”. He explained:

His job title is defender of the fabric of reality. I mean, he fights other dimensional threats that are beyond the perceptions of that very potent squabble , and I’d like to think he’s going to help them both, rather than take sides.

Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson agreed with Cumberbatch, and added that part of what he liked about the character in the comics is that “he stands in a lonely position”. Being “the gatekeeper between our world and other dimensions”, he refrains from standing on anyone’s side, other than “the side of protecting our world from the malevolent threats”.

That's why Doctor Strange will team up with the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Infinity War, when Thanos finally becomes a threat to our world. Here’s what Benedict Cumberbatch said about being a part of the upcoming Russo Brothers venture:

The character list gets a little heavier , and you’re working with some legends of the screen, let alone iconic characters. So that’ll be a lot of fun. Doctor Strange is there to provide the opening of a new chapter; it’s literally going to open up the dimensions, so just when that frame got a little crowded, it’s got a whole lot bigger.

Three new TV spots for the November 4, 2016 release have surfaced on the web. You can check them out below!

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