Doctor Strange has hit some theatres around the world and fans and critics are thinking very highly of the movie so far, evident by it’s current 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The last movie in the MCU saw the splintering of the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War. Civil War provided the perfect set up to Avengers: Infinity War by having the world’s heroes in complete conflict with each other when the biggest threat they have ever faced shows up in 2018. The film forced heroes, and fans, to pick a side: Team Cap or Team Iron Man and Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed what side he thinks Stephen Strange would side with…
I think [Doctor Strange] has to be Team Doctor Strange. His job title is defender of the fabric of reality. I mean, he fights other dimensional threats that are beyond the perceptions of that very potent squabble [between Cap and Iron Man], and I’d like to think he’s going to help them both, rather than take sides.”
Director Scott Derickson also commented on Doctor Strange’s position in the MCU…
It’s part of what I liked about him in the comics. Part of what makes Doctor Strange Doctor Strange is that he stands in a lonely position. He is the gatekeeper between our world and other dimensions, so he doesn’t really stand on anyone’s side other than the side of protecting our world from the malevolent threats that only he [can] protect the world from.”
Protecting earth from outer dimensional threats sounds a full time job so of course Stephen Strange has no time for Civil Wars. Benedict Cumberbatch has already confirmed that he will appear in Avengers: Infinity War but it’s unclear at this point in time what role he will play.
Having seen Doctor Strange I will say that if you are a fan of Steve Ditko’s work and Doctor Strange in general, you are probably going to have a great time watching this movie.
Doctor Strange hits US theatres on November 4th and Avengers: Infinity War releases on May 4th 2018!
Source: Screen Rant