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‘We could’ve gone even further’: Benedict Cumberbatch Admitted He Created the Bizarre Doctor Strange vs Sinister Strange Music Battle, Wanted to Make it Even Darker

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was an action-packed bonanza of jumps, twists, cameos, and multiple personalities of a singular face. The movie had a balance of horror and action, a sense of thrill, and being always at the edge of our seats was a common sight in the theatres.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
A still from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Sam Raimi’s return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after his Spider-Man Trilogy with Tobey Maguire, had been a much-anticipated one. Every scene had an extravagant sense of amazement towards it. The movie itself shared features of world jumping as well as fight sequences which, if called creative, would be an understatement. One such scene would be the battle of the Stranges.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Had A Hand Behind Doctor Strange V Sinister Strange

The beautifully embracing scene when Doctor Strange faces off against Sinister Strange had a battle sequence rather unique to the eyes. The musical notes which are known to calm its listeners had in this case been ripping and shredding through both the opponents.

Sinister Strange Third Eye
Sinister Strange Third Eye

Benedict Cumberbatch stated in a recent interview with Prestige Online how he felt about the scene before it was rendered. He thought it lacked an element of darkness and needed to be more obscure to fit the character of Sinister Strange. He offered to make some changes in the battle, and even went on to write parts of it.

“I suggested that it needed to get darker at a point. There was a slightly more saccharine version at one stage and I’m really happy with the way it evolved. Sam Raimi was so game for it and Michael Waldron really supported me to write it as well. We turned what was a very small combat between the two into a sort of very bizarre and inventive battle in that moment. I really loved it.”

Undead Doctor Strange with Spirits of the Damned.
Undead Doctor Strange with Spirits of the Damned.

He did state how The Imitation Game actor would have liked it if they had gone further with the aspect of a darker tone, but in the end, was happy with the final product.

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The Darker Tones Of Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness

The sequel to Doctor Strange had not one, but multiple superheroes sharing the spotlight. Although the movie itself received mediocre reviews from most critics, the overall aspect of horror and darkness had been much appreciated.

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Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff

Elizabeth Olsen’s portrayal of Wanda Maximoff made the fans lose their minds with how brilliant she was in the role. Her reaching out to the darker aspects of her character truly shocked many. The horror aspect as introduced by Sam Raimi and written out by Michael Waldron, both Wanda and Sinister Strange had been able to reach their ghastly aspects.

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Source: Indie Wire

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for Fandomwire. She is currently doing her Bachelor's of Arts in English Honours. Adya likes to read a lot and it would not be a surprise to see her spend her entire day playing Genshin Impact. Her articles range from Marvel, DC and movies to Mental Health Awareness.