Doctor Strange May Make His Last Appearance in This MCU Mash-Up

by Jeremy Spirogis
Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange MCU

At this level, Doctor Strange has appeared in 4 Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) installments: Doctor Strange, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. 

Boasting admirable powers that make for dazzling on-screen depictions, an intricate and emotionally wrought origin story, in addition to a likable (if at instances a bit stoic and smug) disposition, he has rapidly develop into a fan-favorite. As a result, Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness is likely one of the most highly-anticipated films of Phase 4. 

Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange MCU
Benedict Cumberbatch is seen on the set of ‘Doctor Strange’ | XPX/Star Max/GC Images

Insiders allege Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness marks the tip of Benedict Cumberbatch’s contract with Marvel Studios. Is so, Cumberbatch is quickly to succeed in the tip of a half-decade journey with the studio; nonetheless, rumor has it that, as We Got This Covered (WGTC) explains, he might pull a Chris Evans. What does this imply? Doctor Strange 2 might mark the tip of Cumberbarch’s contract; nonetheless, he might stick round, offering an integral goal to a team-up film a bit down the road. 

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What we learn about Benedict Cumberbatch’s future within the MCU as Doctor Strange 

According to WGTC — counting on the identical sources who knew that Marvel Studios was eyeing Daniel Radcliffe for Moon Knight and that The Inhumans will probably be rebooted — leaked that this upcoming installment is the final film Cumberbatch is obliged to movie. The outlet explains, “at present, the actor is not ready to sign up for more and may leave behind the role.” 

While Benedict Cumberbatch just isn’t contractually required to stay the Sorcerer Supreme following his subsequent outing, that doesn’t imply he gained’t do the studio that turned him right into a superhero a favor. 

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Not to say, except Multiverse of Madness constructs a story through which Strange passes the torch to a worthy successor, his subsequent disappearance would possible depart behind an unfinished narrative and weird plot holes. And, as of now, there aren’t many narrative presumptions or leaks circling the web suggesting that Doctor Strange will not be the Sorcerer Supreme after The Multiverse of Madness. 

According to inside sources, Doctor Strange might seem in ‘New Avengers’

Though Chris Evans accomplished his Marvel contract with Infinity War, he caught round for Endgame, which offered the character’s wanted conclusion, as he got here to place himself first … eventually. In an analogous style, sources say Cumberbatch will seem within the MCU team-up, New Avengers. 

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Right now, in keeping with WGTC, Marvel is leaving the choice as much as Cumberbatch, and a choice has but to be reached. However, right here’s to hoping we see Strange workforce up with some newbies within the mash-up everybody retains speaking about. 

Doctor Strange is changing into one of many oldest Avengers nonetheless within the panorama. Thor will possible exit after Love and Thunder, Black Widow will possible be Natasha’s final outing, Rogers and Stark are each gone for good. Fans aren’t able to lose Strange but. He deserves somewhat extra screen-time and his journey warrants future movies; he’s too fascinating to vanish after a second standalone installment. 

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