Published On: Thu, Oct 27th, 2016

‘Avengers Infinity War’ will feature ‘Team Strange’ as Benedict Cumberbatch says he’ll unite the heroes

With Marvel’s Doctor Strange arriving in theaters, fans are already looking ahead to Avengers: Infinity War, asking how Doctor Strange fits into the team structure, especially after the events of Civil War.

Benedict Cumberbatch and director Scott Derrickson recently spoke with Yahoo Movies about the new film and how the hero fits into the MCU.

“I think [Doctor Strange] has to be Team Doctor Strange. His job title is defender of the fabric of reality. I mean, he fights other dimensional threats that are beyond the perceptions of that very potent squabble [between Cap and Iron Man], and I’d like to think he’s going to help them both, rather than take sides.”

avengers-infinity-war-logo-joe-steinerIn the Civil War comics, he refused to take a side, but had a massive part in the universe threatening Infinity Gauntlet storyline, which Avengers: Infinity War will be taking cues from. Derrickson elaborated on the idea a bit.

“Doctor Strange will always be on his own team. It’s part of what I liked about him in the comics. Part of what makes Doctor Strange ‘Doctor Strange’ is that he stands in a lonely position. He is the gatekeeper between our world and other dimensions, so he doesn’t really stand on anyone’s side other than the side of protecting our world from the malevolent threats that only he can protect the world from.”

The fourth Avengers movie will have a different subtitle from Infinity War, but with the third movie still in pre-production it is not even in need of a working title. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige recently said that the two movies will each feature their own separate plots and won’t necessarily be two parts of one story, so it would make sense for the as-yet untitled Avengers sequel to function as a separate production in terms of its working title.

Doctor Strange stars Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong and Mads Mikkelsen and arrives in the U.S. on November 4, 2017, with Avengers: Infinity War set to drop on May 4, 2018.

Doctor-Strange-first-look Benedict Cumberbatch EW cover

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