It’s hard to choose a character who was a particular stand out in Avengers: Infinity War but Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange is certainly near the top of the list. The Sorcerer Supreme plays one of the most important roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and that requires quite a bit of studying on Cumberbatch’s part. Don’t worry fans — even in his third appearance as Doctor Strange, Cumberbatch is still studying the comics on set.
We still have to wait a whole year for Avengers 4 to hit theaters, which already feels like an eternity. Considering how Avengers: Infinity War ended, Marvel fans should probably expect to get teased like crazy until the film is released. The major teasing hasn’t begun quite yet but someone did take an awesome photo of Cumberbatch on set, showing him spending some time with a Doctor Strange book. Check out the image below.
While this is probably straight from the set of Avengers 4, I just like to assume that Cumberbatch walks around his home reading comic books while dressed as Doctor Strange. If I had access to that wardrobe, you better believe I’m wearing it everywhere. We may not know much about Doctor Strange’s fate just yet but I’m sure that we’ll see him playing a very important role in the next film. In fact, Cumberbatch was one of the few actors given a largely accurate Avengers: Infinity War script on set because of his importance.
Avengers: Infinity War is now playing in theaters, with a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautisa, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Rudd, Benedict Wong, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Tom Hiddleston, Benicio Del Toro, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Josh Brolin. Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
The currently-untitled Avengers 4 features a cast made up of many of the key players in Infinity War — alongside newcomers like Brie Larson and Evangeline Lilly — and is scheduled to hit theaters on May 3, 2019.