Things Will Get Personal For Doctor Strange During Avengers: Infinity War

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Armed with the world-famous Eye of Agamotto (read: the Time Stone), it’s no secret that Doctor Strange will prove instrumental during the course of Avengers: Infinity War.

Much like Vision before him, the mere fact that Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme is walking around with an Infinity Stone hiding in plain sight has led many to wonder if Strange has found his way onto Joe and Anthony Russo’s fabled kill list. The jury’s still out on that one, mind you, as we fully expect Marvel and director Scott Derrickson to begin work on a Doctor Strange sequel once Infinity War and the so-far untitled Avengers 4 have their time in the sun.

But when ComicBook.com sat down with Joe Russo, the Infinity War co-director stressed that things are about to get very, very personal for Stephen Strange.

Doctor Strange, like a lot of the other characters, will integrate his universe into this film. And he will have a very personal stake in it because he’s a bearer of an Infinity Stone. So clearly, Thanos is coming for the stones, he’s going to run into Doctor Strange.

He’ll form part of Marvel’s so-called Science Bros, too – thereby rubbing shoulders with Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) and his old ally Benedict Wong (Wong) – and the most recent trailer for Avengers: Infinity War showed an alien threat looming over New York City and, in one particularly haunting shot, the Sanctum Sanctorum.

So, yes, things are about to get very personal indeed:

There’s a lot of characters in these movies that have tones that they’re bringing from their own franchises. I think it’s a very unique film. I don’t think there are a lot of movies that have the kind of tone that this movie has, because it’s a combination of franchises. I don’t think we’ve ever seen that before, on this scale. It’s got a really unique tone to it. I think it’s propulsive. I would say it’s an adventure film, but it has elements of a… We were inspired by 90s crime films when we were working on the script, so it’s got an energy to it, a bit of a smash-and-grab energy.

And it all begins on April 27th. Yes, there’s an Infinity War on the horizon, and it’s poised to upend the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a villain who is at once horrifying, yet oddly empathetic.

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