Doctor Strange 2, Benedict Wong: “Wong is very protective of America Chavez”

The video interview with Benedict Wong, who in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, together with Benedict Cumberbatch’s wizard Steven Strange, must protect a new character: America Chavez.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong and Xochitl Gomez in one scene

He has come a long way since he first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Doctor Strange (2016): Benedict Wong is Wong (yes, a beautiful coincidence): warrior monk of Kamar-Taj, last descendant of the Servant caste Occult, trained to be the assistant of the Sorcerer Supreme. Before Thanos’ blip, it was Steven Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) who held this title while now, in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessin Italian cinemas from 4 May, it is Wong himself who is the Supreme Sorcerer.

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Benedict Wong during a scene

Benedict Wong he’s the Sorcerer Supreme and Steven Strange doesn’t seem to like it very much. Benedict Cumberbatch also jokes about it. But when America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) arrives in the film, directed by Sam Raimi (who returns to the cinema after nine years of absence), everything changes. The girl has the unique ability to travel the Multiverse at will: such a power, if she falls into bad hands, she could destroy everything. To cope with the situation, the two sorcerers ask for the help of the Avenger who knows magic best: Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen).

We met actor Benedict Wong who is certain of two things: The Doctor Strange movie in the Multiverse of Madness is a launching pad for several new characters and teaches that sacrifice is necessary when there is a greater good at stake.

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Christine tells Strange that she can’t love him because she always wants to keep the knife by the handle. Do you agree with her? Some people are heroic, but not as easy to love as he is?

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: the character poster of Benedict Wong

I think yes. He has a mission, a duty and she has become the sacrifice he must make for the highest good. It was a difficult path for him to take.

In this film there is a new character: America Chavez. She maybe she will become a student of Wong and Strange. Do you think it’s important for you two to have a student like her? Someone to teach your knowledge to?

Very very much. The unique power it possesses, if it falls into the wrong hands, could destroy all universes. This is why Wong is very protective of him.

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong in comparison with the young Xochitl Gomez

What do you think this film can teach the public?

I do not know. And I can’t actually tell you! Talk about the sacrifices we are willing to make for the greater good. It’s a launch pad for new characters. What happened in WandaVision and Spider-Man led to this movie. The spell seen in Spider-Man has shaken all of these parallel realities causing fractures from which new characters come and go. All of these different universes lead to the introduction of many new characters into the MCU.

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