The ‘Doctor Strange’ Hype Train is moving full-steam-ahead into the film’s release coming in just a few short days.  The latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is getting excellent advance reviews from critics lucky enough to have seen the film, and Marvel has already let the film’s star, Benedict Cumberbatch, announce to the world that he will indeed be appearing in the MCU-spanning ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’

In chatting with Yahoo Movies while doing PR for the film, Cumberbatch took the opportunity to delve into his thoughts on whether the good Doctor might be Team Captain America or Team Iron Man after the recent events of ‘Captain America: Civil War.’  Sayeth Cumberbatch:

“I think [Doctor Strange] has to be Team Doctor Strange. His job title is defender of the fabric of reality. I mean, he fights other dimensional threats that are beyond the perceptions of that very potent squabble [between Cap and Iron Man], and I’d like to think he’s going to help them both, rather than take sides.

Doctor Strange is there to provide the opening of a new chapter, it’s literally going to open up the dimensions, so just when that frame got a little crowded, it’s got a whole lot bigger.”

‘Doctor Strange’ director Scott Derrickson also spoke recently about the unique position that Strange holds in the fabric of the overall MCU storyline:

“It’s part of what I liked about him in the comics. Part of what makes Doctor Strange Doctor Strange is that he stands in a lonely position. He is the gatekeeper between our world and other dimensions, so he doesn’t really stand on anyone’s side other than the side of protecting our world from the malevolent threats that only he [can] protect the world from.”

Fans of the mystic side of Marvel, then, rejoice, as it sounds like things will stay firmly Strange in the MCU for quite a bit to come.

‘Doctor Strange’ opens in US theaters on November 4, 2016.

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Tony Schaab firmly believes that a viewing of ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ should be a mandatory bi-weekly experience – and that a re-read-through of the original 7 manga volumes of the story should occupy every off week.  A lover of most things sci-fi and horror, Tony is an author by day and a DJ by night. Come hang out with Tony on Facebook and Twitter to hear him spew semi-funny nonsense and get your opportunity to finally put him in his place.