Benedict Cumberbatch Kills Tom Cruise in Doctor Strange 2 Rumors

For some time now, it had been heavily rumored that Tom Cruise would appear in some cameo role in the highly anticipated Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

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In a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, actor Benedict Cumberbatch addressed the rumors, where he said that he would give Fallon a bit of a hint as to who may or may not be in the upcoming movie.

“Well look, I guess I am on the Fallon Show, so maybe…Maybe, Jimmy, I can give you just one clue as to someone who may be in the film, because it’s coming out quite soon,” teased Cumberbatch. “I’m not gonna say their name, but I’ll see if you can guess it from a theme tune of something else that they’ve done that’s quite well known.”

Cumberbatch then began to hum the iconic theme of the Top Gun franchise, prompting Jimmy Fallon to hold his arms out like an airplane and exclaim “Really?!” However, Cumberbatch quickly shot down the rumors, simply saying that Cruise would not be in the film, even if fans may not like it.

“No,” Cumberbatch said. “Sorry to disappoint the people that have bought their ticket wanting to see two Tom Cruise movies in one month.”

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.

Additional cast includes MCU alums Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, and Rachel McAdams, who are reprising their roles as Karl Mordo, Wong, and Dr. Christine Palmer, respectively. It will also feature the live-action debut of Marvel hero America Chavez, who will be portrayed by newcomer Xochitl Gomez (The Baby-Sitters Club).

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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.