Doctor Strange actor Benedict Cumberbatch talks about how his role is similar to Tony Stark in Marvel’s phase 4.
Right from 2008, Iron Man shouldered the MCU and he ended on a great note in Endgame but Doctor Strange will be on the same path as Stark.
Speaking with KCRW, Benedict Cumberbatch said, “If you're not a people person, how would you do that? Well, I mean, the trademark snarkiness, the kind of off the cuff wit and put down, the sort of the ego behind that, but also the enjoyable aspect of that, which is something we've seen very prevalent with Tony Stark.”
He added, “Especially Downey's incandescent encapsulation of that, in his performance over the last decade. It's definitely something where I feel it's not just the goatees that the men have to talk about.”
He also said, “There is a way that they have difficulty with other people or a manner in which their egos get the better of them. And their wit is something that comes up full score on many occasions. I think that in the past that has been the case with Strange.”
Though Iron Man and Doctor Strange didn’t get a lot of opportunities to work together, Strange respects Tony.
With Iron Man gone, Doctor Strange will fill the void in the present MCU.