As it turned out, Benedict Cumberbatch was improvising one of the greatest moments in Avengers: Endgame. This is according to Scott Derrickson, the director of Doctor Strange who made the reveal on Twitter recently. If Cumberbatch hadn’t improved by the moment we saw it on screen, the climax of the movie might have felt very different and perhaps not affected as much.
The moment in question comes during the climate battle at the end of Avengers: Endgame. The heroes wrestle to keep the Infinity Stones away from Thanos and his thugs, keeping the fate of the universe in balance. Doctor strangeAt a crucial moment, he then holds up a finger to Tony Stark of Robert Downey Jr., indicating that they are in the middle of the one scenario they have won from more than 14 million future Strange that Strange visits in Infinity War would have. On Twitter, a fan shared a GIF of the moment, which Scott Derrickson retweeted, revealing that the moment was not planned as such. Here’s what Derrickson had to say.
Benedict told me this moment was an improv. https://t.co/d5fvwTTrwl
– NOS @ Ɔ I ᴚ ᴚ Ǝ ᗡ ⊥ O Ɔ S (@scottderrickson) October 27, 2020 “Benedict told me this moment was an improv.”
It’s a really big moment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The stakes couldn’t have been higher. Not only does it serve as a callback to the key moment in the Infinity War, but it also helps prepare the sacrifice to come. Tony ultimately gives his life to stop Thanos and puts on the glove himself to drive the mad Titan and his followers from existence. The single finger also recalls an important line at the beginning of the fight when Strange said to Tony, “If I tell you what happens, it won’t happen.” Strangely enough, Iron Man only recognized it with the simple but powerful gesture at the crucial moment.
Scott Derrickson initiated Benedict Cumberbatch into the MCU with Doctor Strange in 2016. The film was a hit and was acclaimed by critics and fans on its way to $ 677 million at the box office. Since then, Cumberbatch has reruns the role in Thor: Ragnarok, Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame several times. The actor is preparing to return in Spider-Man 3 alongside Tom Holland’s Peter Parker as he prepares to film. Cumberbatch will then finally be suitable for a solo sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Derrickson originally wanted to return to the director’s chair, but creative differences with the studio led to his departure. Derrickson remains on board as executive producer, directed by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, The Evil Dead).
Improv or no improv, it went really well for Avengers: Endgame. The film, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, overtook Avatar as the most successful release in history. Next, we’ll see Benedict Cumberbatch as Sorcerer Supreme in Untitled Spider-Man 3 on December 17th, 2021. Doctor Strange in the Multiversum of Madness will follow on March 25, 2022. You can read the original post by Scott Derrickson on Twitter.
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