Benedict Cumberbatch teases he will be making something with Marvel next year

Fans may get to see Doctor Strange again a lot sooner than expected, as Cumberbatch hints at doing something with Marvel very soon.

Last Updated on July 6, 2023

Marvel Studios mastermind Kevin Feige says fans of Evil Dead II will be pleased with Sam Raimi's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Surprises and secrecy are parts of the playground that the Marvel Cinematic Universe partakes in when they have a wealth of actors and characters at their disposal. This is especially true when they have certain legacy characters making official introductions into upcoming studio projects. Fans have films involving the Fantastic Four and the X-Men to look forward to in the future. The film rights to The Hulk have also recently been made exclusive to the MCU, which is why Edward Norton’s 2008 MCU contribution, The Incredible Hulk, is finally made available on Disney+.

While projects like Secret Invasion and The Marvels are at the current forefront of the brand, Doctor Strange may also be appearing in some shape or form soon as Benedict Cumberbatch teased that he will be working with Marvel next year, according to Deadline. The Multiverse of Madness star recently appeared as a guest on the JW3 Speaker Series, where he teased, “There are some Marvel capers in the making next year.” And as always, the details on such claims are kept to that minimum.

There haven’t been any formal announcements on a follow-up to the last Doctor Strange film that have been made, so Cumberbatch could either be referring to a cameo, a full-on supporting role, a small appearance on a Disney+ show, or even lending his voice to an animated series like Marvel’s What If? show. Although one of the more exciting projects that can be deduced from context is Deadpool 3. The fourth-wall-breaking character brought to life on screen by Ryan Reynolds is currently underway making his entrance into the MCU with Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in tow. Deadpool’s previous two films were only made in association with Marvel as 20th Century Fox had the rights, but the merc with a mouth is now set to be transported to the world of the MCU, and perhaps Doctor Strange has something to do with it.

Similarly, there is a spin-off of Wandavision with Agatha Harkness at the center coming soon, and after Strange’s possession at the end of Multiverse of Madness, it could lead to a confrontation of some sort. Again, this is all speculation. It has also been reported that Scarlett Johansson is working with Kevin Feige on a secret project with Marvel that isn’t related to her Black Widow character, so it is also entirely possible that Cumberbatch is doing something similar.

Source: Deadline, JW3 Speaker Series

About the Author

1723 Articles Published

E.J. is a News Editor at JoBlo, as well as a Video Editor, Writer, and Narrator for some of the movie retrospectives on our JoBlo Originals YouTube channel, including Reel Action, Revisited and some of the Top 10 lists. He is a graduate of the film program at Missouri Western State University with concentrations in performance, writing, editing and directing.