Eva Green shoots down rumours about her involvement in Doctor Strange 2 as Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness but says she enjoys MCU humour. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular magician, the film will be the second standalone film for the character after Scott Derrickson’s 2016 project Doctor Strange. The original helmer recently dropped out of the film, and the word is that Sam Raimi is ready to take it on.
The film was officially announced at last year’s Marvel Studios Hall H panel at the San Diego Comedy-Congress, but plot specials are still under tight wraps. That said, it has confirmed that Doctor Strange 2 will connect to two upcoming Disney + series — this year’s WandaVision and 2021’s Loki. Elizabeth Olsen’s scarlet witch will also appear in the sequel, although there is no word yet if Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief will also factor into the film. In combination, it is uncertain whether Cumberbatch would have to play a role in any of the aforementioned small screen projects. With the film still in its early stages, interest is focused on any casting announcements. Fans have had their choice for potential new characters, including Green, but don’t think they’ll get what they want – at least for now.
Speaking with Total Film (via Game Radar) for Proxima, Green was asked about rumours that he is set to join Doctor Strange and the polymath of madness. The actress denied rumours that she is in for a role in MCU — though she notes that she enjoys the franchise brand of humour and is interested in watching the Kate Shortland and Scarlett Johansson film, Black Widow.
“Me? No! Not that I know of. Not at all,” she says, when TF asks if she’s involved in the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel. She does admire the Marvel brand, though. “I like the humour in them. I saw the trailer for Black Widow… I’d like to see that one.”
Doctors with Rachel McAdams’ Christine Palmer are not returning for the multiverse of weirdo and paranoia, the public theory that new characters may be introduced into the film. Casting reports suggest that Marvel Studios is looking to add Kleeka as the project looks for lead actresses between the ages of 20 and 40. It is worth noting, however, that there is no concrete indication that they are actually looking specifically for the said character. In any case, Green considered acting range, assuming that Kevin Feige and his team would not find it difficult to find a role for him in the sequel to join the MCU.
In addition to the Green Casting refusal, it is also interesting how the actress was vocal about her MCU brand choice of humour. The idea that Black Widow wants to see it puts the franchise’s first female protagonist front and centre is understandable, but praise for the film series’ comedy, in particular, is quite rare. If anything, the naysayers argue that MCU is too mild, and often fail to land emotional scenes as a reason for criticism. It goes on to show that despite the reaction about how the universe even feels watered down, there are people who actually pinch the franchise and often get sarcastic humour — which is odd given their personality. Perhaps this Doctor Strange and event that Miracle Studio reaches out to him for a part may have Green lured into the multiverse of madness.
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