One of the most exciting things for fans who have been following the various Marvel films over the last decade is the prospect of seeing how all of these disparate characters will function in a group setting in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. In some respects, this makes it similar to the first ‘Avengers’ film, albeit on a larger scale given the sheer number of heroes that have been introduced in the intervening years.
Among the more prominent of those newer heroes is Doctor Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch.
While that may seem a bit incongruous based solely on ‘Doctor Strange’, the Sorcerer Supreme’s appearance in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ presented him in a much more authoritative light and likely offers a sense of what we can expect from the character in ‘Infinity War’.
Speaking to entertainment.ie, Cumberbatch described his role in the film, particularly how he will function in relation to Iron Man:
“I think the line that he was the adult in the room was something that we all sort of talked about early on… He’s in the room with Iron Man and he’s trying to pull him together and focus him on this pretty sobering threat that’s imminent, and yeah, it was apparent that if it was just name calling, name calling, name calling, name calling, if it was just that all of the time, one of them just had to go “I can really take your name calling, you fifth grader idiot,” and go back to the job at hand, and so that was really what my role was.”
Directed by the Russo brothers from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ marks the culmination of a decade-long effort by Marvel Studios and sees the Avengers team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to take on Thanos. The film counts Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Holland, Karen Gillan, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olson, Sebastian Stan, and three gentlemen named “Chris” among its gargantuan cast. The long-awaited movie is set to arrive in theaters on April 27, 2018.