He might be full of tricks but he’s full of vision too. Benedict Cumberbatch who plays one of the most beloved characters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe hopes to reunite with one of his The Power of the Dog co-stars now that the X-Men franchise is joining hands with the MCU.
Benedict Cumberbatch in an interview recently expressed his desire to reunite with the co-star of his coming Netflix Original movie, Kodi Smit-McPhee. He sees potential now that the X-Men franchise is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In an interview with Variety, Cumberbatch was asked if there could be any potential for a crossover with Smit-McPhee returning to his “X-Men” character now that the IP is part of the MCU.
“We’ve talked about this,” Cumberbatch said. “We loved working with each other, so we would love to do that jam. Of course, it’d be a very different vibe, but yeah.”
“It would be so cool,” Smit-McPhee added. “It’s an honor to play both sides of the spectrum, but it would be even more an honor to cross paths again with someone you grew so close with on something so theatrical, something like this, and then to go to something fun like that — it would be great.”
While Marvel is yet to announce details about the introduction of the X-Men into the MCU, many reports claim that the mutants could make their debut in Marvel’s upcoming Deadpool 3 which hasn’t received a release slot yet. However, Wade Wilson/Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds believes that there’s a 70 percent chance for the film’s shooting to commence in 2022. Ryan mentioned in early August that they’re “really actively developing it and getting it into pretty good shape.”
The chief of the studios, Kevin Feige also affirmed recently that Deadpool 3 has got itself a spot on the super-secret MCU release slate. For now, Cumberbatch is set to get back in Doctor Strange’s boots in two upcoming MCU films: Spider-Man: No Way Home, which hits theaters on December 17, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which has a March 25, 2022 release slate. Both his coming projects will deal with the notion of the Multiverse, which was officially introduced in Disney+’s Loki series. The return of a handful of Spider-Man villains from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man franchises have been confirmed. We have enough proof to support the return of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield but the former has been on a spree of denying all rumors.
Catch The Power of the Dog at your nearest theaters on Nov 17 or stream it exclusively on Netlfix on Dec 1.