Benedict Cumberbatch Talks About Doctor Strange Coming Back

Benedict Cumberbatch in "Doctor Strange". Photo by Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock (7439541f)

Avengers: Infinity War spoilers ahead.

We’re still emotionally recovering from the end of Infinity War, when Thanos snaps his fingers and wipes out half of the universe. Some of our favorite Avengers, including Groot, Spider-Man, Black Panther and Doctor Strange, were reduced to dust as a result.

Benedict Cumberbatch, aka Doctor Strange, however, seems to think that his character will be back. When asked about his future in the role by Deadline, Cumberbatch said:

“Oh, Strange? Just try to stop me. That’s all kind of lined up as far as I’m aware, but who knows?

“I mean, you know, the problem is, how does he get out of where he’s at. But that’s the only thing. I’m bits of dust at the moment as far as I understand. So you really have to ask [Marvel Studios president] Kevin Feige.

“But as far as wanting to do it, yeah, I would love to go back into that role.”

Not only this, but in the movie, Doctor Strange uses the Time Stone to review all possible outcomes in the fight and reveals there is only 1 outcome out of 14 million where they win.

Despite saying at the start of the movie that he would sacrifice any of the team to protect the stone, Doctor Strange seems to give it up pretty easily to Thanos to save Iron Man. This leads us to assume that in the outcome where the Avengers win, Thanos gets all the stones.

Before he disappears he says to Iron Man: “There was no other way.”

Hopefully this means that the snap will be undone. But as Cumberbatch says, we’d have to ask Kevin Feige… or just begrudgingly wait.