Robert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch Discuss The Clash of Iron Man and Doctor Strange in INFINITY WAR
Don't worry, at this point no one involved with Avengers: Infinity War is going to spoil anything for you. In fact, at this point, it wouldn't surprise me if they intentionally start leading fans astray in some aspects. That doesn't really have anything to do with this articles, but I'm starting to see a lot of stuff coming our regarding the film as the cast and directors around making the rounds on their press tour.
In a recent interview with CNA Lifestyle, Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr. talked about the dynamic between Iron Man and Doctor Strange and why they end up clashing in the movie. We've seen them fighting alongside each other in the trailers, but it doesn't sound like they see eye to one on some things. This makes complete sense because both of them have huge egos! Cumberbatch says:
"Yeah, the clash of the egotistical sort of vainglorious goatees, definitely. There's a lot of grown up in the room kind of thing."
He goes on to say that even though the two characters are at odds, it's not a bad thing:
"We do, we have a bit of a clash and that's not a bad thing and that's something to enjoy in the film, without spoiling anything, to see how that relationship unfolds."
Downey Jr. agreed and went into a little more detail explaining that once Tony Stark understands what Doctor Strange is trying to do, Tony will want to start working with Strange instead of working against him:
"I mean I should have known this just by watching it, but by being a big fan of the Doctor Strange standalone, too, if you think about it logically if you want to, superhero movies, Strange is the guy who actually can, if he has the wherewithal to do it, he's the one who can run through all the outcomes and actually figure out what the most likely scenario is going to be. And I think once Tony recognizes that that's something that even though he thinks it might be within his control ultimately there's a spiritual solution and if someone has the ability to have that kind of intuition, he can only stay at odds with them for so long."
In one of the previous TV spots released that you can watch below, Strange tells Stark that he has looked forward in time to see "all the possible outcomes", and after Stark asks if they win any, the look on Stranges face isn't a good sign. Maybe that's the moment where Stark actually decides to start listening to Strange.
It's going to be really interesting watching these two characters working together and fighting alongside each other. On one hand, we have someone who is deep into science and technology, on the other, we have someone who is deep into science and magic. At least they have some common ground to work from, but I can totally see Stark not buying into Strange's magical powers. Cumberbatch goes on to explain:
"For someone who's a brilliant industrialist, materialist, someone whose logic and science works through the medium of technology as opposed to my going into the Eastern mysticism sort of ... understanding of the cosmos and the multiverse, you would think there's not much of a Venn diagram, but there is. There completely is."
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27, 2018.