Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who is returning with Marvel’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” said the evolution of his character has been interesting ― going from a neurosurgeon with egotistical pride to a selfless hero acting for the greater good.
On reprising his role as Dr. Stephen Strange in six years, the actor said the sorcerer has been pretty busy shooting six films to date, including “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017) “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018), “Avengers: Endgame,” (2019) and “Spiderman: No Way Home” (2021).
“Just before ‘Spider-Man,’ Doctor Strange was omnipotent. He sees human flaws in ‘Spider-Man,’ but still is insistent to be the one in control. My task was to adjust the balance in him, and exhibit different variation of my character,” Cumberbatch said in a press conference for the film, held via Zoom for reporters
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) latest film, Dr. Strange dives back into the multiverse and unleashes more threats than he can handle, including what appears to be an evil version of himself.