Doctor Strange Star Benedict Cumberbatch Shares Surprising Frustration with MCU Tenure

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It's hard to believe that it's been six years since Benedict Cumberbatch first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but judging by how things currently are in the franchise, we can safely say that Doctor Strange will be sticking around for a couple more years. The British actor is enjoying an upgraded role in the MCU with some even seeing him as the next hero who will lead the Avengers.

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However, despite his Marvel success, Cumberbatch reveals that he regrets joining the franchise much later as it didn't allow his character to interact with some of the MCU "originals".

In an interview with Oracle Time, the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness actor expressed his frustration not being able to work with several MCU actors for an extended period of time, including the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, and Scarlett Johansson.

Benedict said: "I sadly didn’t have much screen time with Scarlett Johansson and I’d love more with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston. The thing is I came very late to the party when Marvel was just celebrating the first decade with that incredible group shot in Endgame."

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Strange has already interacted with both Thor and Loki when he made a cameo appearance in Thor: Ragnarok but that's about it. Although both actors starred in Avengers: Infinity War, Strange and Natasha Romanoff never got the chance to interact since they were part of different teams during the period.

As for Fury, considering the former head of S.H.I.E.L.D. is still looming in Earth-616, there's still a good chance that the two will have a run-in in the future. When that happens exactly remains to be seen though.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is streaming on Disney+.