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Benedict Cumberbatch Is Willing to Play Doctor Strange for Next Decade


Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is off to an incredible start at the box office, and while the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe may be unknown, actor and star Benedict Cumberbatch would love to keep playing Doctor Strange for a long time.

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In a recent interview with The National Post, Cumberbatch was asked whether or not he could see himself playing the role of Doctor Strange for the next decade. Cumberbatch said that as long as it continues to get more interesting, he would “absolutely” be up for stepping into the role.

“Yeah! Absolutely. Absolutely,” said Cumberbatch. “If they keep me, and it’s interesting, and keep him evolving and try to exercise his full potential as a character, I think there’s a lot of places for him to explore. So yeah, bring it on.”

While Cumberbatch did admit that he plans on “taking a break” now that his turn as Doctor Strange is done for the time being, it seems like the future of the franchise is bright. After an incredible opening preview session at the box office, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is estimated to conclude its opening weekend with somewhere in the range of $198-200 million, which would make it one of the ten best debuts in U.S. history.

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness sees the return of Benedict Cumberbatch in his role as Dr. Stephen Strange. This time, the Sorcerer Supreme will join Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff, who finally transformed into the Scarlet Witch during the WandaVision finale.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is directed by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man trilogy) from a script written by Emmy-winning scribe Michael Waldron (Loki).  It is executive produced by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.