Benedict Cumberbatch has been an active actor for over 20 years, even earning a few Oscar nominations, but things changed for him when he played the lead role in wonderstrange doctorin 2016. Cumberbatch last appeared as a character in “Spider-Man: No Way Home” in 2022, but he recently hinted that Dr. Stephen Strange will return sooner rather than later.

Cumberbatch recently appeared as a guest on the JW3 speaker seriesand inevitably, the conversation veered to Marvel’s Good Doctor, who might appear in one of Cumberbatch’s 2024 releases stating, “There’s Marvel capers in the works next year.”

‘Multiverse of Madness’ ended in a cliffhanger, and it did well enough at the box office – it grossed $955.8 million worldwide – to warrant a third ‘Doctor Strange’ movie, although none have yet been announced or dated. Cumberbatch’s comment makes it sound like he’ll appear in one of the 2024 movies or maybe one of the Disney+ series slated for next year.

The next ‘Avengers’ movie, ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’, was pushed back a year to May 1, 2026, recently, and presumably Doctor Strange will be part of it, but if Cumberbatch filmed or was told that he needs, there are a few places it might show up first.

The first in 2024 is “Captain America: Brave New World”. This movie is coming back Anthony Macky to his role as Captain America, having inherited the shield from the Disney+ series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” After, there is Ryan Reynolds‘ “Deadpool 3”, his first film under the marvel studios banner, which alluded to guest appearances from other mcu characters. The last option is the movie “Thunderbolts”, scheduled for December 20, 2024, before tackling the various Marvel series on Disney+.

This is where things get tricky because there are five undated series that will presumably air in 2024, and the most likely suspects are the already-filmed season 2 of “Loki,” featuring Tom Hiddlestonand “Agatha: Cover of Chaos”, in which Catherine Hahn will bring his character from the 2021 Emmy-winning series “WandaVision” to life.

Wherever Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange ends up popping up next, whether it’s a cameo or a bigger role, MCU fans should be excited, as he’s become more and more of a fan favorite, like other actors like Robert Downey Jr.. And Chris Evans have completed their terms as Avengers.

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