With ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home‘ taking place in London there have been thoughts that Benedict Cumberbatch might reprise his role as Doctor Strange for the film but that doesn’t appear to be happening. The word comes straight from Kevin Feige who was recently interviewed by Slash Film‘s Peter Sciretta. Unless Feige is playing his cards close to the vest for a surprise cameo, this means that we won’t be seeing everyone’s favorite Webhead and Sorcerer Supreme sharing more screen time.
Let’s be honest, their brief time on screen together in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ was pretty classic and could quickly lead to more moments where the two are using their superhero names.
The interview broke down like this:
Peter: You just announced Spider-Man: Far From Home, the title.
Kevin: I didn’t.
Peter: Or you didn’t. The master spoiler himself did.
Kevin: Yeah. It’s a fun gag that’s half fun and half real.
Peter: I’ve heard.
Kevin: With him and Ruffalo.
Kevin: Like ha-ha-ha, what did you do?
Peter: I was wondering since this is gonna take place mostly in London or you’ve insinuated that large–
Kevin: Shooting in London.
Peter: But there are scenes in London.
Peter: And you’ve also said in the past that the plan for these Spider-Man movies is to kind of have another Marvel cameo in each one kind of like you did with Tony Stark.
Kevin: I did?
Peter: Ha, I thought you did in some older interview.
Kevin: It’s in the MCU so yeah.
Peter: I’m wondering ’cause London there is a sanctum there. Is Doctor Strange gonna be the one in this one?
Kevin: I could be coy about it but no.
Peter: (shocked that he gave a direct response) Okay.
Kevin: I don’t wanna get people excited. But Benedict and Holland have liked the idea of working together.
So it is clear that the two actors would be open to working with another again, but it won’t be here. I wouldn’t expect Spidey to pay a social visit to the doctor but as mentioned above, there is a sanctum in London and seeing him swing over or by it with a fade into Cumberbatch would be somewhat fitting and not too in your face.
Would you want to see Spider-Man and Doctor Strange cross paths in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’? Is this kind of a cameo too distracting for a solo adventure or a nod to the world building in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Share your thoughts below, True Believers!