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!


  1. ‘Creature performer’ Brian Steele could play Rintrah: just get his minotaur costume from ‘Your Highness’ and spray-paint it green…

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