Warning: This story contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
It’s no secret that Doctor Strange messed up Home in Spider-Man: No Way.
Eager to help Peter Parker reclaim his old life, he basically destroyed the multiverse. However, Benedict Cumberbatch points out that it wasn’t all his fault…
During an interview with Total Film, the Marvel wizard explained why his spell went wrong.
“I know we all love Peter Parker, but can we just rewind to the point where the spell breaks about six times?” he said.
Marvel’s former Sorcerer Supreme has come under fire from fans ever since his little…mishap.
Ultimately, many fans blamed it on Strange’s arrogance – that he felt like a wizard powerful enough that nothing could go wrong with his spell. While there may be some truth to this, it looks like Cumberbatch thinks it’s more about the balance of probability.
“I think it’s just too easily written off as, ‘He’s going to have to pay for his arrogance.’ It’s not all arrogance actually,” he said. “I think some of that is a very calculated risk. But we’ll see where that takes him [in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness].”
As you’d expect, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness delves even further into the multiverse, and it looks like it’s rocking the entire MCU in the process.
“It sure is insane what’s happening in our film,” he added. “It’s pretty crowded. And it’s big, man. It’s very, very ambitious. And if we can do it, it could be one of the biggest [Marvel films] we’ve seen that before.” Certainly as big as No Way Home, according to Cumberbatch.
Cast of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness