Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is opening up about why Doctor Strange (performed by Benedict Cumberbatch) did not seem in WandaImaginative and prescient.
The Disney+ sequence had ample alternative to introduce the Sorcerer Supreme: Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) is about to seem in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — scheduled for launch on March 25, 2022 — and he was referenced by identify in the finale.
Although Cumberbatch really struck a take care of Marvel to seem in WandaImaginative and prescient‘s last episode, he was written out late in the method as a result of “it will have taken away from Wanda, which is what we did not need to do,” Feige revealed to Rolling Stone.
“We did not need the top of the show to be commoditized to go to the subsequent film — here is the white man, ‘Let me show you the way energy works,'” he defined. Per Rolling Stone, this meant that the Doctor Strange sequel additionally needed to be rewritten to accommodate Cumberbatch’s look getting reduce from WandaImaginative and prescient.
Plus, head author Jac Schaeffer famous a number of the concepts pitched about the right way to incorporate Cumberbatch into the show, together with having Doctor Strange seem in one of many show’s Easter egg-filled advertisements and making it in order that these commercials have been really messages from the Sorcerer Supreme to Wanda.