Spider-Man: No Way Home sees the multiverse tear open after Doctor Strange casts a dangerous spell, but Benedict Cumberbatch has blamed Tom Holland’s Peter Parker.
Marvel is now going all-in on the multiverse, with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness set to delve even further into alternate realities than Spider-Man: No Way Home did it late last year. The third MCU Spider Man movie saw visitors from multiple universes – namely those universes where Andrew Garfield’s and Tobey Maguire’s Spider Man movies take place – being brought into the MCU after a Doctor Strange spell went catastrophically out of control. Though Wong warned Strange not to cast the spell, Doctor Strange actor Benedict Cumberbatch believes the real fault lies with Peter Parker.
In a recent interview with Total Film, Cumberbatch says of the failed spell, “I know we all love Peter Parker, but can we just rewind to the point where the spell is interrupted about six times?” The moment Cumberbatch references, Tom Holland’s Peter realized that the spell he asked Strange to cast, erasing the memory of his revealed secret identity from the minds of the world, would also affect his closest friends and family. Peter repeatedly interrupts the spell and asks Strange to spare MJ, Ned Leeds, his Aunt May, and Happy Hogan from the effects, causing Strange to lose control of the spell.
It is clear that Benedict Cumberbatch feels a strong affinity for Doctor Strange, looking back on the events of… Spider-Man: No Way Home from Strange’s point of view. Talking about his character’s arrogant nature, which many fans attribute to Strange’s tampering with reality, Cumberbatch said, “I think it’s just too easily written off as, ‘He’s going to have to pay for his arrogance.’ It’s actually not all arrogance I think some of it is a very calculated risk But we’ll see where that takes him [in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness]†
Here’s the synopsis for it Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness:
The MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-blowing and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.
Directed by Sam Raimi from a script written by Michael Waldron, the upcoming movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, with Michael Stuhlbarg and Rachel McAdams.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness opens in theaters on May 6, 2022. Meanwhile, Spider-Man: No Way Home will be available on Digital HD on March 15, 2022 and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on April 12, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest on the upcoming movie, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.