We are a little over a month away from the release of the biggest Marvel Studios film to date. Avengers: Infinity War is set up to be unlike anything ever before bringing together every hero of the MCU. But with such a huge film it is a wonder there have been no huge leaks. Most likely we can chalk this up to the level of secrecy Marvel has placed around the film, even going as far to keep the whole script from the cast. But it seems this was not the case for all, as Benedict Cumberbatch may be the only star who has seen the whole script.
It was revealed some time back by Scarlet Witch actress, Elizabeth Olsen, that the cast was not permitted to read the entire Infinity War script, for fear of leaks. Now, however, Doctor Strange star, Benedict Cumberbatch, has admitted that he was allowed to read the whole script. In an interview with EW Cumberbatch was asked what the thought when he read the script, to which very interestingly he revealed,
“Well, that’s a loaded question, because I’m not supposed to have read the script. But I have. It’s just mind-blowingly epic. What I thought is, this just doesn’t stop. Once it starts, it does. Not. Stop. It’s just this horrible, brilliant, terrifying, at times funny, at times very moving, relentless action. It’s like everyone’s constantly in crisis, and catching up with themselves, and it’s really breathless to read a script like that. This isn’t a slow burn. You’re really thrown in helter-skelter. [Laughs] It’s got a lot of facets to it, but I think the main one for me was just how utterly relentless the events and action were.”
Cumberbatch after mentioning he wasn’t supposed to read the whole script, elaborated on how Marvel doesn’t often hand over the whole script to any one of its films, especially not one this big,
“I kind of had to have a bit of an overview to understand what I was doing in it. Maybe I’m just a bit more stupid than the other actors involved. I just need a little bit of special care. And they were very sweet, and chained me to something immovable whilst I read it, and unchained me after I finished reading it.”
As crazy as all this sounds that Cumberbatch may be the only star to know the full story of Infinity War it does seem very Marvel to keep a film as huge as this a secret from its own stars. For now, though we will have to wait for the film’s release as Cumberbatch didn’t reveal much else as he couldn’t say too much about his role in the film,
“He’s pretty actively involved, he’s got quite an important Infinity Stone that’s in his vicinity, and that draws him into the action, as well as a couple of other characters’ plights — and stuff happens. [Laughs] That’s about it! That’s about all I think I can say.”
So as more details are revealed for the film make sure to stay tuned to SuperBroMovies for updates.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters April 27, 2018
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