The cast of Spider-Man: No Way Home has spoken out about their opportunity to work with Benedict Cumberbatch. The movie will follow Spider-Man: Far From Home, in which Tom Holland’s Spider-Man battled Mysterio after returning from a school trip overseas. Cumberbatch will play Doctor Strange in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Doctor Strange shall play an important role in this chapter of Spider-Man, which will incorporate the multiverse idea as a significant story factor. By establishing the multiverse, the movie was able to bring back enemies from earlier incarnations of Spider-Man, such as Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, Jamie Foxx’s Electro, Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock, and others.
The crew of the next Spider-Man flick has now commented about collaborating with Cumberbatch in notes provided by Sony. Working with Cumberbatch was “literally a dream,” according to Jacob Batalon, who plays Peter Parker’s closest buddy Ned, and Zendaya characterized the actor as “so lovely.” Holland, who has collaborated with Cumberbatch on several projects, described him as a “good friend.” Check out the actors’ complete responses below:
Batalon: Benedict is such a fun, great, nice person. And it’s been such a pleasure to watch him work as well. He’s, like, so professional and so funny at the same time. It’s literally a dream. It’s surreal to even talk about this.
Holland: It’s amazing. Benedict is a good friend of mine. I’ve worked with him a whole bunch of times on different projects, so to do it on a Spider-Man movie with Doctor Strange, obviously, Benedict, is fantastic and a real pleasure.
Zendaya: Benedict is so lovely and I actually have a picture of him skateboarding around set between setups and he was so lovely to work with.
When asked, actors frequently praise their co-stars; yet, it’s evident that Cumberbatch isn’t a tough performer to collaborate with. Cumberbatch is one of Hollywood’s greatest stars, having had a long career in theatre, television, and movies. Aside from his huge role in the MCU, the actor has acted in Star Trek, The Hobbit trilogy, and Sherlock, and he has been recognized for several accolades. Cumberbatch recently starred in the Netflix western movie The Power of the Dog, with reviewers predicting that his portrayal might earn him an Academy Award.
Cumberbatch is likely to be one of the MCU’s key players following the events of Avengers: Endgame. Doctor Strange, his character, is brilliant and egotistical, pretty close to Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, and appears to be replacing the experience hole left by Iron Man’s disappearance. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Cumberbatch’s second MCU solo feature, will release in May 2022 and will continue to examine the consequences of the multiverse on the larger MCU following Spider-Man: No Way Home.