Will Marvel introduce their new Dr Strange, a.k.a Benedict Cumberbatch, in a post-credit Easter-egg role in a similar vein to the epic post-credit scene in Captain America: Winter Soldier? Now that Benedict Cumberbatch has officially signed on to play the role of Doctor Strange, the latest rumors surrounding January’s pickup shots for Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron, is that those shots will include a cameo of Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange.
It’s worth noting that Doctor Strange’s presence is already known somewhat in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Jasper Sitwell (one of the heads of S.H.E.I.L.D. before he decided to Hail Hydra) mentions him as a potential threat to the terrorist group on the rooftop scene with Cap in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Therefore, the cameo would seem fitting, given that Doctor Strange will reportedly be making an appearance in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. Furthermore, a cameo could merely be a brief encounter with Steven Strange before he becomes the Sorcerer Supreme. So they could have him pop up as a surgeon in the background in a blink-or-you’ll-miss Easter egg scene (…just a thought).
The Inquisitr pointed out that some of the scenes in the The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer show a gurney/hospital scene, and a mansion atop a hill, which could all be connected to the Doctor Strange legacy. From what we have learned from previous Marvel films is that it doesn’t matter how small the Easter eggs are – nothing is stretch at this point. It would actually be pretty ace if they just kept scattering little bits’n’bobs of surgical miscellany all around the MCU until the highly anticipated origins story is released in 2016, but alas, Cumberbatch’s Dr Strange will no doubt be making some sort of appearance before then, as that is how Marvel roll, and it doesn’t look like they are going to change their winning formula.
If you can remember back, Marvel also gave us a first peek of the twins: both, Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver, in a completely unrelated clip from what came before, in the post-credits scene from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This tantalizing snippet did it’s job in generating a tonnage of internet buzz. Therefore, they might just go down the less organic route, and go for something more out there – to keep the Doctor Strange buzz afloat. It would work either way I guess.
A savvy move by Marvel to introduce Stephen Strange in a cameo? Or should they just stick to the Easter eggs until the highly anticipated standalone film hits on 2016? What do you think troops?
Via – Blastr