Benedict Cumberbatch thought that Doctor Strange was a dated and sexist character. Cumberbatch previously played Dr. Stephen Strange in the 2016 Marvel movie, Doctor Strange. From that point forward, the actor has repeated his job as the arrogant neurosurgeon turned hero in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, 2018’s Avengers: Boundlessness War, and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. Cumberbatch’s character is set to appear in the forthcoming Bug Man: No chance Home, along with starring in the Multiverse of Madness continuation.
Cumberbatch sat down with Esquire and revealed he initially thought the Doctor Strange character was dated and sexist. After being approached by Marvel to play the character, Cumberbatch explains he had “doubts” about taking the job. From what the actor knew of the funnies, he accepted it was a “exceptionally dated, sexist character.” View Cumberbatch’s thoughts on his initial lack of engagement in taking the Doctor Strange job underneath:
“I sort of had my doubts about it, from simply going into the funnies. I thought ‘This is an exceptionally dated, sexist character’. And it’s exceptionally restricted in that hybrid, that sort of East meets West otherworldliness development of the Sixties and Seventies.”
Five years after the debut of Doctor Strange, it’s nearly difficult to imagine anyone else however Cumberbatch playing the titular character. The actor’s casting was right on the money, and he’s immediately turned into a fan favorite character. While Cumberbatch had his reservations about accepting the job, fortunately, Marvel was able to “court him” and persuade him to play the part. Presently, watchers can look forward to Cumberbatch’s latest trip as the character when Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness releases on May 6, 2022.