It was only a few weeks ago that Doctor Strange himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, alerted fans that he would be joining the ensemble of Joe and Anthony Russo's The Avengers: Infinity War - but he won't be the only one from the upcoming magical blockbuster to be present. As I confirmed today in an interview, the massive ensemble in the 2018 film will also be featuring the talents of Benedict Wong, who will reprise his role as Wong.
Earlier today, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Benedict Wong for a few minutes at the Los Angeles press day for Doctor Strange. After discussing his future as Wong in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I straight-up asked if he had received the call for The Avengers: Infinity War yet, and he briefly responded, "Yes, I did!" When I followed up by asking if that meant he was going to be in it, he replied, "Yes, I will!"
Given that The Avengers: Infinity War is still a few months away from the start of production, Benedict Wong obviously couldn't tell me anything about what we can expect from his activities in the blockbuster -- but he did talk a bit about how he sees the relationship between Wong and Doctor Strange developing in the future. Prior to my Avengers: Infinity War question, I asked how he thinks Wong will deal with Strange's meteoric rise in the world of magic, and the actor explained why he thinks that his character will continue to play a very important role in Strange's growth as a master of mysticism. Said Wong,
You can watch Benedict Wong talk about his future with Doctor Strange and The Avengers: Infinity War in the video below:
This surely won't be the last bit of casting news we hear about The Avengers: Infinity War - much in the same way that this won't be the last you see of content from my interviews with the stars of Doctor Strange! Stay tuned for a whole lot of goodness in the coming weeks, and prepare for the film's arrival in theaters domestically starting November 4th.
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