Benedict Cumberbatch is hoping to have Doctor Strange crossover with Nightcrawler actor Kodi Smit-McPhee.
The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is looking more prominent than ever. With previous Fox properties like Fantastic Four and X-Men being folded into the storied franchise, one can only imagine how exciting they’ll be. One way they’ll likely be integrated into the franchise is through the multiverse, which Doctor Strange is set to take care of in his upcoming sequel.
In a recent interview with Variety to promote his film The Power of the Dog, Benedict Cumberbatch was asked about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and how X-Men mutants would be involved. Ironically, The Power of the Dog stars Kodi Smit-McPhee, who most recently played Nightcrawler in the X-Men films. The Doctor Strange actor revealed that he and McPhee had previously discussed a crossover.
“We’ve talked about this. We loved working with each other, so we would love to do that jam. Of course it’d be a very different vibe, but yeah.”
Kodie Smit-McPhee then took over and discussed how it would be great to return as Nightcrawler for the MCU and work alongside Benedict Cumberbatch again.
“It would be so cool. It’s an honor to play both sides of the spectrum, but it would be even more an honor to cross paths again with someone you grew so close with on something so theatrical, something like this, and then to go to something fun like that — it would be great.”
It’s unclear how exactly the X-Men will be brought into the MCU, and if the previous lot of actors such as Kodie Smit-McPhee will be returning. A precedent was set in WandaVision earlier this year when Evan Peters seemingly appeared to return as Quicksilver, only for his appearance to be ruled off as a joke by the final episode.
Details on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness are currently limited, though it is said to feature horror elements. Furthermore, the Disney Plus miniseries WandaVision also served as the lead-in to the sequel. Scott Derrickson is still attached to the film as an executive producer, with Sam Raimi set to direct from a script written by Michael Waldron. The sequel will star Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, and Xochitl Gomez.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be released on March 25th, 2022. Meanwhile, all episodes of Elizabeth Olsen’s WandaVision are available to stream on Disney Plus. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!