Benedict helped Tom in a crucial scene of “No Way Home”
Benedict Cumberbatch reprized his role as Doctor Strange in “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and in a recent interview, the actor praised the MCU film.
In a chat with “Collider”, Cumberbatch praised the film and the script, calling it “humdinger”. He added that he was amazed at the film’s success but understood the love from fans as it is “a brilliant Spider-Man movie”.
In Jon Watts director Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire took over the role of Spidey apart from Tom Holland. This was possible because “Spider-Man: No Way Home” dealt with the multiverse and fans got to see three different iterations of the web-slinger. Villains from previous Spidey movie franchises, like Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock and Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, have also moved on to the MCU to take on the three Spider-Men.
“No Way Home” was a love letter to the crawler’s cinematic journey and paid homage to Garfield and Maguire. Strange was partly responsible for the rift in the multiverse that allowed beings from another universe to intersect. Peter had asked Strange for a spell that would make everyone forget he’s Spidey but added too many exceptions like Aunt May and MJ and the spell went wrong.
Cumberbatch also recalled one of the film’s final scenes in which Strange and Peter (Holland) are standing atop the Statue of Liberty and Holland was having trouble with the script.
“And then we did the reshoots and I had this idea to show that I love him, I didn’t want him to make the sacrifice of being forgotten. He was like, ‘It’s gonna be in the movie .’ And I was like, ‘Okay, cool. That’s great,'” Cumberbatch said.