In casting news at THR that will likely lead to actor Benedict Wong having the easiest on-set direction days of any performer in one of these Marvel productions; The Martian star has been cast as Stephen Strange’s faithful sidekick Wong.
Wong, the actor, not the character, has also been seen in films like Sunshine, where he played a pivotal role and Prometheus, so he’s got quite the outer space resume. Other realms are kinda like space!
He joins a cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, and Michael Stuhlbarg, none of whom are playing parts they share a name with.
Though, it’s possible director Scott Derrickson might call them both “Benedict”, which would throw everyone for a loop!