Did you know that in ” Avengers: Infinity War”, Doctor Strange and Iron Man were to swap outfits for a short scene? Finally, the sequence was not kept in the editing, to the great disappointment of Benedict Cumberbatch.
Avengers: Infinity War – this kind of cut scene
This is not new information. Fans probably already knew that. The Russo brothers have, for Avengers: Infinity War, shot a sequence during which Iron Man and Doctor Strange swap their outfits. Tony Stark dons the cape of the Sorcerer Supreme while the latter wears the armor of Iron Man. The scene was even shot but was not kept in the final cut. In any case, this was revealed by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, feature film screenwriters.
While Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has been a hit in cinemas since May 4, 2022 (already more than $479 million in box office receipts), the comedian Benedict Cumberbatch recently returned to this sequence that we will never see.
The disappointment of Benedict Cumberbatch
In a recent interview with the BBC Radio 1, where Benedict Cumberbatch came to talk about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessthe actor also returned to this famous deleted scene from Avengers: Infinity War. Marvel Studios never revealed this glorious scene, and is simply content to share concept arts and behind-the-scenes photographs of the filming of this sequence:
In any case, just like us, Benedict Cumberbatch is quite disgusted that this scene was not kept in the final cut of avengers : Infinity War :
I was a little disgusted, we both were. It took a long time to splurge with these costumes put together. It was an incredible moment, and I think I definitely did well. I mean, having a bit of this type of costume on you is very, very cool. I would have loved to see what this combination of sorcery and technology could have yielded.
This sequence would have been remarkable for both Dr. Strange fans and Tony Stark fans. It is not known under what conditions this costume swapping would have taken place within the narrative, but Strange would have worn a hybrid armor between technology and sorcery with the Eye of Agamotto in place of the Stark Reactor. Logically, the scene would undoubtedly have taken place either on Titan or on Thanos’ ship, which are the times when the two characters spend the most time together.