Doctor Strange will be the latest entry into the Marvel cinematic universe when it arrives in theaters this November. Benedict Wong, who is currently promoting the second season of Netflix’s Marco Polo, recently talked with Den of Geek! about his role in the upcoming Doctor Strange and how his character, Wong, is going in a different direction.
“I’m certainly not going to be the tea-making manservant. We’re heading in a different direction. He’s more of a drill sergeant.”
Wong will not be taking on a physical role for the film, more focusing on the sorcery and intellectual part of his character within the film.
“There isn’t any martial arts for Wong in Doctor Strange actually, he’s more of a drill sergeant to Kamar-Taj. He’s one of the masters of sorcery.”
When asked about his future within the Marvel cinematic universe, Wong was hopeful but wanted to keep the focus on Doctor Strange.
“That would be nice! No, we’ll start off with the first one. I’m just happy nearly completing in Doctor Strange. I’m very excited to see what happens.”
Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.
Source: Den of Geek!