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Published On: Wed, Apr 18th, 2018

Benedict Cumberbatch on more ‘Sherlock’ ‘Doctor Strange 2’ and working with Robert Downey Jr

Marvel has long promoted the casting of Doctor Strange as a linchpin for the franchise during the next few phases of films. Now Benedict Cumberbatch, along with Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, appears to be certain for that role.

While promoting Avengers: The Infinity War in Singapore, Cumberbatch spoke about the film during an interview with NDTV.com, opening up about the similarities between Doctor Strange and Tony Stark aka Iron Man and life on the set, which is “surreal.”

“…We are just wandering around and having domestic conversations about our age and what we eat at lunch, or we check with each other about nice places to go out and get some dinner. Guys are like, ‘Oh, you lift 300 pounds; I did 250 pounds at the gym.’ It’s very surreal.”

Cumberbatch acknowledges the excited from fans and the transition from Stark to a new era.

“I hope that expectations are met. I know it’s a very enticing prospect to see Strange and Stark together. They are both narcissists, cut from a similar cloth I would say. They have had similar journeys. The selflessness thing evolving in Stark is a bit faster. He is trying to be the bigger one in the room; there is a tiny age difference, a tiny one. I’ve been told to say that by Robert.”

Fans are concerned about the popular BBC Show, Sherlock and seeing Cumberbatch return for another season. The star admitted that everyone involved in the show is extremely busy but said he would never rule out the idea of doing more.

“I would never say never, I don’t know about another series but there is always room for negotiating something. However, with everyone involved taking breaks and working on other projects — including the writers and producers, it’s not really something I’m thinking about to be honest… I like playing him, [Sherlock] is a cool character.”

During an interview with Radio Times, Cumberbatch wouldn’t confirm that a sequel to his 2016 solo movie is even possible, a likely tactic to avoid the trappings of conversations about the pending project, likely coming in the next couple of years. In fact, the Imitation Game star makes a silly remark about Strange being killed off.

“I know the latest is that I might not make it out of this film alive… It said at the end of the first film, if I’m right, ‘Doctor Strange will be back.’ I have been back in Thor: Ragnarok and obviously in this film so there is nothing to say, either contractually or otherwise, that he’s coming back again.”

News fell recently about the script for Doctor Strange 2, setting up Nightmare as the villain as Mordo’s development happens more slowly. Check out that story HERE.

The Avengers: Infinity War arrives wide in theaters on April 27, 2018.

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professional in 2008 on sites like Examiner and blogs: Desk of Brian, Crazed Fanboy. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) will be a licensed Assembly of God Pastor by the Spring of 2017. "Why do we do this?" I was asked and the answer is simple. "I just want the truth. I want a source of information that tells me what's going and clearly attempts to separate opinion from fact. Set aside left and right, old and young, just point to the world and say, 'Look!'" To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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