Doctor Strange 2’s Benedict Wong Reveals His X-Men Crossover Hope
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is just over a week away and fans are on the edge of their seats with anticipation. The next Marvel Studios project is set to dive deep into the many realities that make up existence. Alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s titular hero, Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, Benedict Wong’s Sorcerer and Xochitl Gomez’s America Chavez will join the fray.
Wong has recently seen an expanded role in the MCU. From Spider-Man: No Coming Homethe character was revealed to be the Sorcerer Supreme – a role lost by Stephen Strange thanks to a blip.
In addition to saving life in the next film, the Wizard has, and likely will be, a busy man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings he can be seen overseeing Abomination, and if the rumors are true, he will appear for a notable role in She-Hulk.
So who would the actor want to interact with next? Well, the X-Men seem to be pretty high on his list.
Benedict Wong dreams of crosses
In a interview with JOE.ie, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Star Benedict Wong was asked which MCU character he’d like to cross paths with that he hasn’t already.
The actor’s response was more varied than one might expect, as he was quick to say “Samuel L. Jackson,” before declaring that he “like to go out with the X-Men”, specifically noting X-Force and Nightcrawler. Wong also dropped the name of the Secret Wars storyline, which featured the Mutants in its original event:
“Oh wow…I would love to work with Samuel L. Jackson…what other worlds are we on…I mean, if the X-Men are ever around, I’d love to hang out with the X-Men…I’m a huge fan of Marvel comics at the time and obviously I always remembered the Secret Wars, where everyone was involved… Who else? X-Force, Nightcrawler, all that. What I love about it and thank the MCU… [I have] journey into the portal world… so the more the better.
Nick Fury, X-Men, Secret Wars, Oh My!
It’s clear that Wong has more than hope of staying in the MCU for a long time. I’m crossing my fingers that he survives Multiverse of Madness first.
Out of the pack, Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury would likely end up being first. After all, the Sorcerer Supreme would definitely be on the list of people the world’s best spy would want to know – assuming, of course, that Wong retains the title.
As for the likes of the X-Men or X-Force, that would definitely be exciting. The emergence of the X-Gene in the MCU ecosystem should be more than enough reason for the wizard to investigate. However, fans might get a first look at it with Patrick Stewart in the upcoming Odd film.
So there is Secret Wars. Whispers say the event will be next Avengers: Endgametop level crossover event. Even the Russo brothers are interested in directing it. So, provided the Wizard is still around, it’s safe to assume Wong will make an appearance.
All jokes are right – this could easily become Wong’s cinematic universe.
Wong will return to the MCU when Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on May 6.