Wong (Benedict Wong) is one of my favorite characters in the MCU. He's funny, he's powerful, and he always has the best lines. Not a whole lot of people can stand toe to toe with Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) in a battle of witty quips. Wong gets him every time! He's involved in underground fighting, and seems to be breaking Abomination out of his prison for the events, and even training him. Now, Wong is the Sorcerer Supreme. That's quite a promotion.
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When it comes to some of the new 2022 movie releases, a big one that everyone has been talking about is Marvel's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and you want to know who is one of the stars? Benedict Wong, who plays Wong. A fitting name, is it not?
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film to hit theatres, and it's doing quite well at the box office. The new movie sees the return of some MCU favorites, including Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch. Fans were also thrilled to see Benedict Wong as Wong back in action. The actor has been thriving in Phase Four and has already appeared in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as well as Spider-Man: No Way Home. Since Doctor Strange was snapped by Thanos for five years after Avengers: Infinity War, Wong now holds the title of Sorcerer Supreme. During a recent chat with Variety, Wong talked about his character's new and important title.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is heading into its second weekend, and it's already made half a billion worldwide. Currently, the new Marvel film has a 74% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes and an 87% audience score. ComicBook.com's Jenna Anderson gave the movie a 4 out of 5 and called it "an inventive, outrageous turning point for the MCU." The movie sees the return of some MCU favorites, including Benedict Wong as Wong. The actor made his franchise debut in the first Doctor Strange and has gone on to appear in Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Spider-Man: No Way Home. Fans of Wong have been hoping the character would one day star in his own project, and the actor recently spoke to Variety about the idea of a Wong prequel.
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Click here to read the full article. SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not seen “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” in theaters now. When Benedict Wong was introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2016’s “Doctor Strange” as Wong, the titular superhero’s sidekick and fellow sorcerer, the British actor quickly became a fan favorite. Since, Wong has appeared in “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” the animated series “What If…?” and “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” But with sequel “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” Wong steps into the spotlight as...
There are certain actors that you'd never know are actually British until you hear them speak in real life. Marvel's Cinematic Universe employs a surprising number of Brits: to this day fans are shocked that Tom Holland, who plays the Queens-bred Spider-Man, was born in Kingston upon Thames. Then, of course, there's Benedict Cumberbatch — whose name alone is quintessentially British — but few fans are aware that his "Doctor Strange" co-star, Benedict Wong, also hails from across the pond.
Editor's Note: This article contains mild spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.Despite what you may have been led to believe, the hero of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is not Benedict Cumberbatch’s Steven Strange. At least, he isn't the real one holding it all together. Sure, he may get top billing on all the posters where he towers above everyone else. However, the real protector of all that is good across the various multiverses has proven time and time again to actually be the reliable Wong. He is the true Sorcerer Supreme, the protector of the New York Sanctum, and the dedicated librarian of Kamar-Taj. Yes, he has made appearances in the original Doctor Strange or Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings though that only was scratching the surface of his potential to really shine.
It’s no secret that Wong is one of the more underrated heroes of the MCU. He’s (the rightful) Sorcerer Supreme and keeps Doctor Strange’s worst impulses in check. (Well, he tries to at least.) Plus, he beat Abomination in combat—which is no slouch. Benedict Wong, like his Doctor Strange co-star Benedict Cumberbatch, is quickly emerging as one of the MCU Phase 4 anchors. Wong stopped by the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to talk about all things Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. He couldn’t share too much about the blockbuster Marvel film. But he told Fallon about manifesting the MCU role and even shared some ideas for a Wong-centric Disney+ show.
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