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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Benedict Cumberbatch says playing his variants was a fun challenge

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange will hope into the multiverse in the movie, where he will encounter his different variants 

  • Akshay Krishna

Last Updated: 03.07 AM, May 03, 2022

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Benedict Cumberbatch says playing his variants was a fun challenge

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is edging closer to its release and will see Benedict Cumberbatch’s Steven Strange travel deeper into the multiverse. The actor has now talked about playing his character’s variants in the movie as a fun challenge. 

Talking to THR, he said, “I think it’s [the] same — same, but different. You have to get a correlation so that you know you’re watching an iteration that basically through perhaps choices or circumstance and environment has had a different outcome.” 

He also said that it’s a nice sort of loop feeding into self-discovery and self-therapy for the character and as to how he betters his choices or situations. 

He added that it was a fun thing to explore and an exciting challenge and a paradox that a multiversal narrative will throw at you. 

Doctor Strange was the one who opens the multiverse to its countless possibilities, after a botched spell in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Doctor Strange 2 will see him and Wanda Maximoff travel deep into the multiverse where they will face new challenges and some all too familiar faces. 

Sinister Strange, Defender Strange, Zombie Strange, and Strange Supreme are all different variants of the doctor that are expected to show up in the movie. 

While Cumberbatch returns as Doctor Strange, the movie also features Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Rachel McAdams in important roles. 

Directed by Sam Raimi, the movie is one of the most-anticipated releases of the year. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to hit theatres around the world on May 6.

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