Benedict Wong’s character Wong first appeared in 2016’s Doctor Strange as a librarian in Kamar-Taj. Becoming an instant fan favorite for his Beyonce playlist and his single laugh in the entire movie, this character has become a focal point for the audience to fixate on the timeline as well as the universe the events are situated.
Is Wong headed for the ultimate fate?
Wong has since then been a constant character on screen for the audience to connect to. From appearing in films like Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings to giving cameos in the now confirmed She-Hulk, the character is a constant reminder of the timeline as well as the universe in which the events are taking place.
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Keen-eyed fans may notice a similar pattern with the original Avengers character Phil Coulson. For a quick refresh, Phil Coulson appeared in Iron Man and Thor as working for S.H.I.E.L.D to be ultimately killed off in Avengers (2012). The death of the S.H.I.E.L.D agent was one of the core factors in the creation of the Avengers. And fans cannot help but notice a similar pattern with the Sorcerer Supreme.
Wong can be killed off in Avengers: Secret Wars
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The world was shocked to the core when half of the population of the universe turned to ashes when Thanos snapped his fingers. They were relieved when Hulk took one for the team and brought them back in Avengers: Endgame. However, the finale of the Infinity Saga saw several major characters such as Iron Man, Black Widow, and Captain America meeting their ultimate fate of dying or retiring from the MCU.
Wong has been nicknamed the “new Nick Fury” for how similar both the character traits are in finding and leading a team. Fans were already pretty tensed at the moment when the Scarlet Witch had captured Wong and was torturing him for information. A scene in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness also saw Wong being thrown off the cliff at Wundagore might be some foreshadowing of the fate that the character would face in later parts.
We do hope that the character will be retiring only since seeing him die would be terrible flooding in our eyes. The character of Wong will be seen and portrayed by Benedict Wong in the upcoming Marvel series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law which will stream exclusively on Disney+ from 17th August 2022.