Benedict Cumberbatch who is better known for his amazing character Doctor Strange is getting a super increment in his pay for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
After working very low for a few years, Cumberbatch is getting a big moment right now. In addition to earning serious awards buzz for his role in Netflix’s The Power of the Dog, the onetime Sherlock actor is set to appear in back-to-back MCU projects.
How does Marvel benefit Benedict Cumberbatch?
First things first, Cumberbatch was seen alongside Tom Holland in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which debuted in theaters in December 2021. Then, in the spring of 2022, he’ll return for his second solo movie with Doctor Strange 2.
Cumberbatch has played Doctor Stephen Strange across four MCU movies till now. The Multiverse of Madness is expected to test the character in new ways as he confronts, as the title suggests, the growing multiverse.
The plot details for the Multiverse of Madness are being kept secretive as it’s highly likely ties into Spider-Man: No Way Home. However, we’ve been blessed to see the amazing cast list that includes Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and, reportedly, Tom Hiddleston.
Even though we’ve been Cumberbatch in supporting characters, we know for sure that Doctor Strange 2 is Cumberbatch’s show, and his salary does reflects that.
Net Worth of Doctor Strange
As reported by industry in 2021, a source says Cumberbatch will earn $7.5 million upfront for Multiverse of Madness, as well as box office bonuses. This will be a definite increase from his Doctor Strange salary, which was estimated to be around $5.5 million.
Though the earnings that our Doctor Strange’s get is not as much as Robert Downey Jr. who is our Iron Man, got for his various Marvel movies, but that isn’t too surprising. Cumberbatch is a huge star, and we all know that the popularity of Doctor Strange in the MCU is still growing. He is not appearing frequently in any other projects and Multiverse of Madness is only his second standalone movie. Assuming he will go on to star in additional MCU projects, Cumberbatch’s salary could go up even higher. Not to mention, if Doctor Strange 2 gets anywhere close to the MCU’s usual box office heights, the actor will high likely to earn a fair amount from those bonuses.
Well, according to the Wealthy Gorilla, Benedict Cumberbatch aka our Doctor Strange’s net worth is $40 million in 2022. This might get a lot huge after the premiere of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness which is scheduled to premiere on May 2, 2022. Stay tuned for more updates!