Spider-Man: No Way Home may have been all about Peter Parker trying to fix his wrongs but he wasn't the only one who made a huge mistake in the Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel. After all, Doctor Strange was the one who cast the spell that led to several supervillains being pulled from their own universe. It may have been a disaster in the making but Benedict Cumberbatch is standing by his character and defending the Sorcerer Supreme's actions!
In No Way Home, it was revealed that Peter is Spider-Man and the revelation quickly affects his family and friends as well. With Tony Stark gone, the desperate Peter reaches out to Doctor Strange hoping he could turn back time and erase the revelation. But since he doesn't have the Time Stone, Stephen Strange decides to cast a spell that should make everyone forget Peter is Spider-Man. However, the spell doesn't work as it should and the multiverse is somehow tapped.
It's safe to say that Peter was also to blame but Doctor Strange was the one who cast the spell in the first place. With that in mind, Benedict Cumberbatch is defending his character's decision to push through with the spell.
Cumberbatch recently took part in Variety's Actors on Actors segment with Penelope Cruz and he pointed out that Doctor Strange only meant well when he helped Peter in No Way Home.
"To have those three films culminate in that moment was extraordinary to be a part of. And to let my character make some hefty mistakes out of love — really, out of generosity towards someone he realizes he really cares for," Cumberbatch said.
That's a great way to put it considering that Doctor Strange was something of a mentor to Peter in No Way Home. Needless to say, it's good to know that he had the young hero's best interest when he cast that spell.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is still screening in theaters.