Benedict Cumberbatch will not be the only Benedict in the forthcoming magic-laced Marvel vehicle, DOCTOR STRANGE. Benedict Wong has officially signed on to play Wong, Dr. Strange’s right hand man and one of the most popular characters among avid readers of the comics about the Sorcerer Supreme.
Wong’s character isn’t just a sidekick. He is as powerful as Strange when it comes to the occult and martial arts. He also has the important duty of watching over Strange’s body when he is busy astral projecting himself into other into other dimensional planes.
In addition to Cumberbatch, Wong will join an impressive cast of actors including Amy Landecker, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Mads Mikkelsen, Michael Stuhlbarg, Rachel McAdams, and Tilda Swinton. Scott Derrickson is set to direct with Stan Lee, Avi Arad, Louis D’Esposito, and Kevin Feige producing under the Walt Disney Pictures banner. The movie is set for a Nov. 4 release.
Wong was most recently seen in Ridley Scott’s Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated The Martian as Bruce Ng, the resident Jet Propulsion Laboratory director. He also stars in Netflix’s Marco Polo and was seen in Prometheus and Kick-Ass 2.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer