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New York City: After gaining fame as the eponymous Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series Sherlock from 2010 to 2017, Benedict Cumberbatch is best known for essaying Doctor Stephen Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting with the 2016 film Doctor Strange. However, now, in a new interview, Cumberbatch has revealed that while he has been playing the popular character for some years now, he was initially concerned about Doctor Strange 2.
Speaking during an episode of Marc Maron's WTF Podcast Maron asked, “So, Doctor Strange 2 is your movie?”, referring to the film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. According to a report in the Independent, that cited the podcast, Cumberbatch replied, “Yeah. Well... yeah that’s part of the problem. There’s a lot of stuff going on in it. It’s like, do I have a character arc in this? Is it working?”
However, the actor went on to add that there is a lot of "great stuff" for him to do and like it's title The Multiverse of Madness, "it's bonkers".
The actor also revealed his decision to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, stating that one just has to embrace and enjoy it, adding, "It's a celebration".
The Sam Raimi directorial was set up directly in the finale of WandaVision which aired in February 2021, and will see Elizabeth Olsen reprise her role as the Scarlett Witch in the film.
Meanwhile, Cumberbatch will next be seen in Spider-Man: No Way Home alongside Tom Holland.