Benedict Cumberbatch is indeed a great actor. To keep secrets from the audience, the actor had to lie several times so the surprise would not get ruined. Talking about the appearance of Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Cumberbatch had to keep his mouth shut.
The actor was quick to comment on whether he had seen Andrew Garfield recently or not. Cumberbatch quickly replied that he had indeed seen the actor in one of his recent movies while trying to hide the fact that he had already shot his scenes with Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire.
Benedict Cumberbatch Had A Tough Time Keeping Secrets
While on the sets of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Benedict Cumberbatch portrayed the role of Doctor Strange in the MCU movie. Recalling the experience, the actor talked about his shooting experience with Tom Holland.
During that time, rumors circulated on the Internet that Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire were alleged to make their iconic comeback in the MCU movie. While sitting down for an interview, Benedict Cumberbatch had to lie to the people when he was asked whether he had seen Andrew Garfield recently or not.
“In Tick, Tick…BOOM! No I saw him on a Zoom call recently for roundtable and in Tick, Tick…BOOM!”
Although the actor tried his level best to keep it a secret, fans finally figured it out even though Marvel Studios tried their hardest to keep it a secret. Benedict Cumberbatch also recently revealed that he is all set to return as Doctor Strange in the MCU once again.
Benedict Cumberbatch Announces His Return As Doctor Strange!
With the current ongoing strike of the writers, the MCU seems to have been stuck for a while now. Jonathan Majors, known for his role as Kang the Conqueror in the MCU is also facing trial which could further delay the projects.
Amidst all these problems, Benedict Cumberbatch arrives with a ray of hope. In an interview, the actor confirmed that he will be reprising his role as Doctor Strange in the MCU. The Sherlock actor further remarked that the shooting will most likely begin next year. “There are some Marvel capers in the making next year,” said Cumberbatch. He further added that he plays multiple variants of himself in the MCU and was quite excited to do that.
“Strange would meet versions of himself. It was something I wanted to lean into. We could have gone even further, and maybe it will go into the future. Who knows what other versions we might need in the multiverse chapter of the MCU? But it was very enjoyable to play all the variants of myself.”
The movie that he seems to be talking about is most likely the upcoming magnum opus Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. With strikes and assault charges, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is set for a release date of 1st May 2026 in theaters across the U.S.