Doctor Strange is perhaps one of the most admired characters in the MCU today. In fact, when the first movie came out, people grew to love the character played by Benedict Cumberbatch and it was met with a reception that one would not have expected for the movie. I, personally, was pleasantly surprised by the movie and enjoyed it a lot. Now, with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, things are looking to get really hot again. With Benedict Cumberbatch returning to reprise his role as the ever so smart Doctor Strange, things are looking really good for the movie.
It seems that the actor himself shares a different opinion though. When talking about his role in the movie, the actor expressed some concerns that would have fans worried about the future of the MCU and the movie itself. As someone who has been looking forward to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, I can confidently say that it is definitely looking to be a bigger project compared to the original movie and there are definitely some concerns that come along with that.
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Benedict Cumberbatch Speaks
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is looking to be one of the most amazing upcoming movies in the MCU, and fans are really excited for it. The movie brings together a whole bunch of new characters into the movie when you compare it with the original, and never seems to let down on the hype that it is creating around them. But perhaps it gets too much after a certain point? It was the case with Civil War, that is for sure. Often, these movies become so concerned with stuffing everything into one single movie and overdoing it with the sheer quantity of characters, that the film begins to lose sight of the main character and the underlying story.
Benedict Cumberbatch, rightfully so, shares the same concerns about his upcoming movie. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is one that is going to have a lot of fans coming to watch it, and they are going to be expecting a spectacle that is centered around the Sorcerer Supreme, not around every other character from the MCU. So when it was revealed that Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo, Benedict Wong as Wong, Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer, Xochitl Gomez, new to the series as America Chavez are going to be coming together for the movie, a lot of similar concerns were raised for the movie. Was it going too far with the number of characters that it had? It is a question that definitely needed to be answered.
Benedict Cumberbatch stated, “Yeah. Well…yeah that’s part of the problem. There’s a lot of stuff going on in it. It’s like, do I have a character arc in this? Is it working?” And his concerns are perfectly legitimate considering the number of times that this actually happens. However, Cumberbatch assured everyone that the movie was still in fact about him by stating that “there’s great stuff for me to do. It’s very busy. It’s called The Multiverse of Madness, and it’s bonkers.”
That seems to assuage a lot of the concerns that we had about the new Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness movie because we are really looking forward to some Doctor Strange action that revolves around him and not the other characters of the MCU. It is going to be really interesting to watch for sure, and I’m really looking forward to it.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Final Words
With all the news about the movie going bad out of the way, we can finally breathe a sigh of relief and look forward to what Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness brings to the table for us. It is surely going to be bonkers, as stated by Benedict Cumberbatch, and it is really exciting to see what is in store. In the meanwhile, you may catch up to the rest of the MCU and catch Doctor Strange in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness releases on May 6, 2022. You may catch it in your nearest theaters.
You may watch the teaser for the film here:
What are your thoughts on the movie? Are you looking forward to it? Do you have any concerns? Let me know in the comments down below.
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