Exclusive | Benedict Cumberbatch Says He Wouldn’t Like To Enter Multiverse: ‘I’m Very Happy With This One’

Marvel fans can finally see the highly anticipated film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The Benedict Cumberbatch star hit theaters on Friday. Multiverse is a concept based on real world cosmology, quantum mechanics and even philosophy. In Doctor Strange 2, Cumberbatch’s superhero faces multiversal threats and, thanks to multiple realities, encounters “variants” or alternate reality versions of himself and even Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen takes over the role after WandaVision). As it opens the gates to endless probabilities, we can trust director Sam Raimi to enchant us with his imagination. However, in a recent chat with indianexpress.com, Cumberbatch shared that while the concept of a multiverse is highly intriguing, he doesn’t want to experience it in person.

“I guess I wouldn’t like to… To be honest, I think there’s a lot going on in this universe that we need to sort out before we disappear into another one. It would feel like running away from problems that are here. Life is complex enough if there was a multiverse I don’t want to know about it. I’m very happy with this one,” he shared with a smile.

While he wouldn’t want to find out anything about the multiverse, we couldn’t help but take a quiz Cumberbatch on the closely guarded film. When we asked him to share some highlights from Doctor Strange 2, the acclaimed actor declined to offer any insight. With a smile, he said, “Unfortunately, I can’t talk about the film. But there are a lot (of highlights). I would say there are some fantastic revelations, some big shocks and scares. And there are many Sam Raimi-tastic horror and superhero works. Fans of his will love it. It’s quite an epic film. We’re opening up the multiverse here so there’s something for everyone.”

Also starring in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness are Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Xochitl Gomez, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Michael Stuhlbarg.

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