Benedict Cumberbatch Teases Where Doctor Strange Will Appear After His Debut Movie

There's no rest for a Sorcerer Supreme when all of existence is threatened, it seems.
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The Doctor is in … the Avengers?

In the next issue of British movie magazine Empire, to be released this week, Benedict Cumberbatch drops a hint — one so unsubtle that it feels as if it should simply be called a fact — that Doctor Strange will go directly from his own movie to Avengers: Infinity War in 2018.

Asked what's next for the character, the Sherlock actor replies that Strange would have to deal with the challenge of aligning his schedule with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany — all of whom will be appearing together next in Infinity War.

"To get us all together will be quite something," he tells Empire. "That's why this character is being introduced, to open up the next chapter. So watch this space to see how that unfolds." Considering that Infinity War's villain is expected to be the alien Thanos, was "watch this space" some kind of cosmic pun?

Doctor Strange will be released Nov. 4. Stick around for the postcredit sequence to see if he gets an Avengers invite before the end of his own movie.

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