Doctor Strange is shaping up to be a great movie, but fans wonder where the good doctor fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Where has he been all this time?
Surely, he can’t be everywhere at once, but you’d think he would make his presence known at some point. Or at least try to help out the Avengers now and then.
In a Collider interview. Kevin Feige talks about the Sorcerer Supreme’s whereabouts. There’s a good reason why he hasn’t shown up to help during the Chituari invasion or the attack on Sokovia.
“There are people inhabiting the same world that are stopping buildings from falling down, robots from doing this, aliens from doing that,” he says. “These people in this movie are stopping inter-dimensional forces from wiping out all of reality.
As for Doctor Strange, he has bigger problems to deal with. “We’ve always assumed that the sorcerers have bigger fish to fry when they hear there’s something in a city or there’s a bank being robbed,” Feige states. “They’re not thinking about it. They’re thinking if we don’t keep vigilant our sense of reality will disappear.”
However, Strange does get a name drop in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Although it’s a brief reference, this indicates Strange is well-known in the MCU.
While Benedict Cumberbatch will appear in Avengers: Infinity War, don’t expect him to hang out with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Or make a post-credits cameo in other films. Feige explains Strange isn’t that type of character.
“I don’t think he does a lot of hanging out, necessarily. No, he usually gets involved when – as I said, he’s not going to intervene in the bodega crime down the street. But as things get bigger and as threats get bigger he can serve a very good purpose and can make his presence known.”
Doctor Strange opens Nov. 4, 2016.