Benedict Cumberbatch Promises MCU Phase 5 Will Be “The Most Fantastic Stage”

“This fourth phase of the multiverse is a vehicle for the most fantastical new phase in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is how Benedict Cumberbatch expressed himself in an interview for Netcost, in which the actor explained to us how much the direction taken by his new film, Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness (of which you can already read our review ), was fascinating. “It’s incredibly exciting to be the test pilot for all this multi-versal stuff. It’s extremely interesting because it means you start to question everything that Marvel Studios movies do. »

Marvel’s first horror movie?

“I really like the fact that it has a darker tone,” admits the actor when asked about the spirit of the film. “The truth is that in the first film it also worked. He is an extraordinary neurosurgeon who suffers a near-fatal car accident that destroys his hands. It’s a pretty dark place for me to create a character. It has two very different tones. . One is very dark and the other is irreverent and sarcastic and funny and both identify with the character we know. But it’s true that there are moments that should be scary in some sort of horror vein. It’s a great mix and very varied.

Sam Raimi returns, a master of the genre

For Cumberbatch, working with Sam Raimi, the film’s director, “has been wonderful.” Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness represents Raimi’s return to the genre, in which he already gave us the Spider-Man movies starring Tobey Maguire in his day (and watch out because he’s rating Spider-Man 4). “Although the task was not easy, he threw himself into the project with overwhelming enthusiasm. He wanted to understand it and make it his own both in the action scenes and in the more traditional horror style of Sam Raimi. He has it all, plus with a great sense of humor and a lighter touch. A true master of the genre. It is this film by Sam Raimi that fascinates me, as well as the public.

A much changed Doctor Strange

“I think this extraordinary character seemed almighty and perfect in the eyes of the audience and the fans. I wanted to know how he got there. The actor thus confesses what was his approach to Doctor Strange in this new film, in which he wonders “how much it cost him or how much it would cost him to continue on this path, accumulating power and abilities”. Are the risks worth it? Can his outsider, opportunistic ego come before things go wrong? He becomes his own worst enemy and, who knows, maybe he is the multiverse. ”

Interview with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Benedict Cumberbatch

Sinister Strange, the darker side of the hero

“It’s a lot of fun,” Cumberbatch replies when asked what it’s like to play different versions of Strange. “I have a scene with another version of myself, with the Sinister Strange, as we dubbed it, and you have to remember your performance even if you just have some kind of marker that tells you where it is. and where you are. It’s a very strange feeling. You think, “How is this going to work? But you just immerse yourself in the moment. You don’t know what movie you’ve been in until you sit down at the cinema and watch it. Pure magic”.

The return of Rachel McAdams and Benedict Wong

Returning to working with both actors, our protagonist confesses that McAdams, for example, “was excited about the idea of ​​playing different versions of Christine.” As for “Benny Wong,” Cumberbatch admits “a friendship that goes beyond the project that also benefits the film. So sometimes we look at each other and say, ‘Man, here we are in a Marvel movie doing our thing. And that’s great. »

Interview with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Benedict Cumberbatch

What scene can’t we miss?

Well, Cumberbatch got it right. If there’s a moment that you particularly liked and don’t want to miss, don’t hesitate. “I’m very interested in seeing the two Stranges together on screen. There’s Sinister and our cat-and-mouse game of Strange to find out who the other one is and if he can be trusted. It was very difficult and I think the combat is a whole new version of what this magic can do. But there are plenty of fascinating scenes. The portal sequences between universes are amazing. There are moments like that throughout the film.

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