It's confirmed! Benedict Cumberbatch's "Doctor Strange" will be part of "Avengers: Infinity War." Not exactly a big surprise but it's still good to know that fans can look forward to more of the Sorcerer Supreme post his solo outing which releases this October.
"Avengers 3" writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely may accidentally revealed Strange's addition to the roster during a recent podcast with Collider. (via Cosmic Book News)
While discussing the extensive production for the star-studded "Avengers: Infinity War," the writers spoke about how difficult it would become to schedule the actors and, in the process, let slip Cumberbatch's name.
"You'll do movie one in the morning, and then movie two in the afternoon," McFeely said during the podcast. "It's because there are so many movie stars. Like the scheduling has got to be a nightmare. You can't just say 'Benedict Cumberbatch' — or whoever — 'come to Atlanta for nine months.' You know. It can't work that way."
In earlier interviews, "Avengers 3" directors Joe and Anthoy Russo had revealed that the two-part "Infinity War" would be "very different stories," with the writers adding: "The people in the background in one might come to the foreground in the other." So, it remains to be seen which part (if not both) will Doctor Strange more prominently feature in.
"Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and 2" will be filming at the same time; "Part 1" will be released on May 4, 2018 followed by "Part 2" on May 3, 2019.