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Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange In 'Multiverse of Madness' Is Inspired By These Two Celebrities

Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange In 'Multiverse of Madness' Is Inspired By These Two Celebrities

Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Doctor Strange will be a little bit different in the next movie, titled Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Screenwriter Michael Waldron opened up in a new interview and revealed the two celebrities that inspired a new take on the Marvel superhero.

Click inside to see who he was inspired by…

Michael revealed that he was first inspired by the late Anthony Bourdain for the sequel movie.

“I gravitated toward [travel documentarian and chef] Anthony Bourdain,” he shared with Vanity Fair. “Strange is an elitist as a neurosurgeon and a sorcerer. Anthony Bourdain was a man of the people, but there was that intense intellect. You always felt like he could eviscerate anybody with his words at any time. But yet, Anthony Bourdain never really punched down. That was the first ingredient in the stew for Doctor Strange.”

The connection doesn’t stop there, there was also the element of traveling that brought the cinematic doctor and the late chef together.

“Anthony Bourdain had been everywhere, seen everything. What surprises you at this point? I think for all of the heroes in the MCU, in a post-Endgame world, how do you rally yourself to fight the stand-alone movie villains after you fought Thanos?” he mused.

Another celebrity he turned to for inspiration was Harrison Ford, especially in his Indiana Jones days.

Michael described Strange as being “Indiana Jones in a cloak,” and added that “he’s a hero who can take a punch. Those guys get their asses kicked.”

Just recently, it was finally revealed why Doctor Strange didn’t make a cameo as thought he would in WandaVision.

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