Doctor Strange hit theaters this past November and became the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film to feature non-white male leads, with Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo. However, Cumberbatch’s character, Stephen Strange, was originally white in the comics and in previous films of the franchise, like 2008’s Iron Man and 2010’s Iron Man 2. But why was he changed? Why did they give him a different name? And how much of his backstory was changed? Benedict Cumberbatch and Spider-Man


Many fans have been asking when Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange will be showing up in a Spider-Man movie. While he has yet to show up in any Spider-Man movies, it’s not due to any lack of trying on Marvel’s part.

Benedict Cumberbatch – Actor

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor, film producer, and director. He is well known for his roles as Sherlock Holmes in the television series Sherlock (2010–present), Dr. Stephen Strange in Doctor Strange (2016), Lon…

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Stephen Strange – Marvel Comics Character

Benedict Cumberbatch will play Dr. Stephen Strange in Doctor Strange, directed by Scott Derrickson. The film is set for release on Nov. 4, 2016. It was previously announced that Chiwetel Ejiofor would be playing Baron Mordo. Tilda Swinton will also appear as The Ancient One, a character traditionally male in Marvel Comics.

Stephen Strange – Marvel Cinematic Universe Character

Benedict Cumberbatch, one of Hollywood’s most sought after actors, is Dr. Stephen Strange, who alongside Tony Stark forms a new subplot in Marvel’s cinematic universe. Benedict was cast as Stephen Strange even before Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man (2008) made over $500 million at box offices worldwide.

How Benedict Cumberbatch Fits Into The Plot of ‘Spider-Man’

Even though Dr. Strange will be joining a well-established cast of heroes in The Avengers: Infinity War, not much is known about his role in battle against Thanos (Josh Brolin) and his Black Order. We do know, however, that director Scott Derrickson has altered some key elements of Strange’s backstory as portrayed in comic books. Here are two big differences between Holland’s Doctor Strange and what Marvel fans have seen before on screen…

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How the Film Changes Doctor Strange Comic Book Canon

With Holland’s Peter Parker taking center stage in Marvel Studios’ latest film, we take a look at how Doctor Strange (2016) changes comic book canon. While some of these alterations are straight from The Avengers (2012), some are specific to Strange himself. For example, in order to avoid spoilers for Dr. Strange viewers, Marvel made Wong an Asian American character in lieu of his original English identity (who did not appear in Strange).

Benedict Cumberbatch and Spider-Man
Benedict Cumberbatch and Spider-Man

Is Benedict Cumberbatch going to be in Spider-Man: No Way Home?

The Future of Superhero Movies? We’ve got quite a few superhero movies on our hands here in 2017. Not only is there Marvel’s crop of films, but we’re also getting some DC standouts like Wonder Woman and Justice League, as well as an X-Men spinoff (Logan). However, when it comes to box office numbers, DC has been outclassed by their rivals over at Marvel Studios – which begs two questions: Where did they go wrong?

Who is Benedict Cumberbatch in 2002 Spider-Man?

Benedict Cumberbatch is a British actor who played Doctor Strange in both Marvel’s Doctor Strange film and other media. He is most famous for playing Sherlock Holmes in BBC’s Sherlock. He has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and two BAFTA Awards for his work as an actor.

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Are Toby and Andrew in Spider-Man?

It appears that Toby’s character may be none other than Dr. Stephen Strange himself. There is also a very similar looking man with a cane standing beside Peter as Tony Stark speaks to him. Is it possible that Benedict Cumberbatch is playing two roles in Spider-Man: Homecoming? If so, how will he appear in both Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Homecoming?

Is Dr Strange in Spider-Man 3?

While Benedict Cumberbatch has been confirmed to play Dr Strange in an upcoming Marvel movie, will he appear in Spider-Man 3? In recent years, we’ve seen Marvel characters cross over into different movies (The Incredible Hulk in Iron Man 2 and Captain America: The First Avenger, for example). However, so far we haven’t seen a huge amount of crossovers. Could we see Dr Strange turn up as Peter Parker’s latest villain?

Is Benedict Cumberbatch wife?

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch CBE (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor, film producer, theatre director and voice artist. He is acclaimed for his roles in films such as Atonement (2007), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), 12 Years a Slave (2013), The Imitation Game (2014) and Doctor Strange (2016). Since 2016, he has portrayed the title character in BBC One’s Sherlock. As a theatrical actor, he has been nominated for five Olivier Awards…

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