‘Avengers: Infinity War’ To Use Stand-In For Doctor Strange

A stand-in actor will suit up as Doctor Strange for Avengers: Infinity War until Benedict Cumberbatch can come in and shoot his scenes for the movie.

Benedict Cumberbatch Doctor Strange

With Avengers: Infinity War going into production in less than a month, everyone is surely scrambling to get everything into place.

Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is set to appear in the film, as well as Zoe Saldana’s Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy. After all, it is an event that will finally put all the pieces of the long-running infinity stone story together.

And although Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange is supposed to also appear in the film, it looks like conflicting filming schedules won’t let him appear in every scene he’s supposed to be in. In his place will be a Doctor Strange stand-in.

Reports are that the stand-in will be actor Aaron Lazar, who will suit up as the superhero in Cumberbatch’s place, at least until Cumberbatch can come in and shoot his scenes.

This sounds pretty complicated, even though it isn’t unheard of. Going back to reshoot scenes that Lazar would have already stood in for would make production go on for longer and would also have Disney and Marvel spend more money (something they surely won’t want to do) to get it to happen.

But a source says that the studios won’t be digitally placing Cumberbatch’s face onto Lazar’s, so the reshoots will probably be for when the scene calls for Doctor Strange’s face to appear. Otherwise, a body shot, or a shot from behind won’t be an issue for the stand-in.

What do you think about all of this? Do you think it makes things more complicated for Avengers: Infinity War? Does it matter that a stand-in will probably be used for many of Doctor Strange’s scenes, at least at first? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Keep checking back for more updates on this story as production on Infinity War nears.

Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled to hit theaters May 4, 2018.

Source: Page Six

Mae Abdulbaki

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