In 2016, actor Benedict Cumberbatch debuted as Doctor Strange at Marvel Studios, but prior to that, there were talks for him to play another character.
benedict cumberbatch became world famous for the series of sherlockthen joined big franchises like star trek, The Hobbit where he lends his voice to Smaug Already Marvel Studios As the Doctor Strange. He also almost got the Oscar thanks to the movie the power of the dog from Netflix. But… What would have happened if instead of playing the Sorcerer Supreme of the MCU, he had accepted the role of a villain?
In a recent interview, benedict cumberbatch revealed that he was approached to play the Dark Elf Malekith in Thor: Into the Dark World (2013). But after signing to give life to khan in Star Trek: Into the Dark (2013), he did not want to be the bad guy again.
“I dared to say: I’d rather wait for something a little juicier. I wasn’t really a part of the conversation until they told me through reps that they were interested.”
benedict cumberbatch also had doubts when interpreting Doctor Strange:
“I read the comics and I was like, ‘Wow, because it’s pretty old-school, a little bit misogynistic, very ’70s. I thought, ‘That’s kind of silly. I’m not sure this is a great Marvel Cinematic Universe role. I don’t understand. But they said: No, it would be today. He would be very much a man of today. Yes, with some of those qualities, but as a man today he would have those qualities where he believes that he is the most important, because he has to have that arrogance ».
Fortunately, benedict cumberbatch agreed to play the Doctor Strange and now he is one of the most important characters in the saga. His new movie is already in theaters, while the rest of the installments of Marvel in which he has participated can be enjoyed at DisneyPlus.