Benedict Cumberbatch Wants Doctor Strange to Unite The Avengers in INFINITY WAR

The Avengers were in a pretty tough spot when we last saw them at the end of Civil War, but if Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch has anything to say about it, they won't remain separated for long.

Speaking with Yahoo UK to promote his upcoming Marvel adventure, Cumberbatch offered his thoughts about how Strange is going to factor into the mix in the next superhero team-up film:

I think he has to be Team Doctor Strange. His job title is ‘defender of the fabric of reality.’ I mean, he fights other-dimensional threats that are beyond the perception of that very potent squabble. I’d like to think he’s going to help them both, rather than take sides.

Now clearly, an actor saying "I'd like to think he's going to help them" isn't a full-on official confirmation of what's going to happen in Avengers: Infinity War (which is where we'll see his character next), but I have to assume he's at least been briefed about the larger plans for Strange's role in the upcoming films, and this is a vague enough statement where he probably won't be targeted by Marvel's snipers for revealing too much. After all, the team can't possibly stay fractured and take on Thanos at the same time...can they?

Doctor Strange arrives in theaters on November 4, 2016.

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