Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Doctor Stephen Strange, became the latest actor to be asked if he knew the exact number of superheroes who will be making an appearance in the biggest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Cumberbatch recently made an appearance on The Graham Norton Show and gave his thoughts.
“No one really knows. I’ve heard everything from sort of 36 to 23 was the most frequently quoted number, but I don’t even think the Russo Brothers write it in there how many are in there. I’m sure they do actually. They know everything.”
Fellow Avenger, Anthony Mackie, who plays Sam Wilson as the Falcon, also played the guessing game of how many superheroes did he think would be involved in the movie. During a panel at ACE Comic-Con in Arizona back in January, Mackie had guessed that there could be about 40 superheroes in the film. With Cumberbatch and Mackie giving us a roughly similar estimate of the group of superheroes involved, it gives us a better idea of what to expect in the film.
It was also rumored that Cumberbatch was the only actor to have read the full script of Avengers: Infinity War. Thus, it was thought that he would know the exact number of superheroes that would be making an appearance and choosing not to give it away.
“Well, it’s not Marvel’s practice to hand around the whole script of any particular one of their enterprises, especially a film as big as this, and as secret as this. 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.”
Well, that does not seem to be the case as it turns out, Infinity War director Joe Russo spoke to Channel NewsAsia in an interview, saying that Cumberbatch thinks he read the full script. So the number of superheroes is still unknown, but it is expected that there will certainly be a big group participating.
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Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters April 27th!
Avengers: Infinity War – Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.