Benedict Cumberbatch didn’t believe in the success of Spider-Man: No Way Home

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“I have been proven to be ignorant.”

Unquestionable success with fans and at the box office, surpassing the previous admissions record for the first film Spiderman with Tobey Maguire and his 6,477,438 tickets sold in France, the new film from the Marvel franchise Spider-Man: No Way Home was at the time of its release last December a bold bet concerning cinema and its possibilities. A bet to which Benedict Cumberbatchin his role as Doctor Strange, didn’t really believe.

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Bringing the concept of the multiverse to the big screen and preparing for the upcoming arrival of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (scheduled for May 4), Peter Parker’s latest film saw Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of the wizard Doctor Strange. The latter has precisely taken advantage of the promotion of the next Marvel super-movie to discuss with Empire the preparation of No Way Home, and in particular the potential success of the film. “When Kevin Feige first said ‘We will know the future of cinema, or the cinematic experience, after this film’I said to myself ‘OK, everyone drinks too much Kool-Aid here says the actor, referring to a conversation held with the president of Marvel Studios. Skeptical about the success of the film, or in any case about its revolutionary aspect, Cumberbatch finally changed his mind (even inclined) in the face of the indisputable success of the blockbuster. “I have been proven my ignorance”, he concludes.

As a reminder, Spider-Man: No Way Home is directed by Jon Watts and was released in theaters on December 15th.

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