With Avengers: Infinity War hitting theaters this week, Marvel fans all over the world are waiting with bated breath to find out where the Soul Stone has been hiding all this time, what Thanos has planned for the Infinity Stones, and who will die at his giant purple hands. But there’s yet another thing we’ve got to consider: Finding a suitable replacement for the most powerful magic user on planet Earth if Thanos winds up taking out Doctor Strange. It may be a grim notion, but having the discussion with Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Holland still put a smile on my face.
[brightcove video_id=”5775837729001″ brightcove_account_id=”3653334524001″ brightcove_player_id=“rJs2ZD8x”]While Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange seems like an unlikely candidate to bite the dust in Infinity War, anything can happen in Marvel’s hotly anticipated superhero slobberknocker. To find out who could take on the mantle of Sorcerer Supreme in the event of his untimely demise, we sent our intrepid reporter Markeia McCarty to speak with Cumberbatch and his co-star Holland (a.k.a. Spider-Man) about possible Doctor Strange replacements, why Spidey finally decided to become an Avenger, and much more.
Who would you want to replace Doctor Strange if he shuffled off this mortal coil? Let us know in the comments below!
Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27, 2018.
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Dan Casey is the senior editor of Nerdist and the author of books about Star Wars and the Avengers. Follow him on Twitter ( @DanCasey).