Actor Benedict Cumberbatch believes Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be as successful as Spider-Man: No Way Home. The latest Spider-Man movie has grossed nearly US$800 million or equivalent to Rp11.4 trillion in the US, and US$1.8 billion
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a big, big movie, Benedict Cumberbatch told Empire magazine .
This movie will create a stir. And, if this movie can show the ambition that he has, then this movie will be as successful as Spidey Spider-Man: No Way Home he added.
As is well known, the movie Spider-Man: No Way Home has recorded a number of successes. Starting from dominating the US box office to becoming the first pandemic-era movie to break the US$1 billion box office mark.
The record came just 12 days after its release on December 15, 2021.
Spider-Man: No Way Home, the highest-grossing movie globally was the Chinese war movie, The Battle at Lake Changjin, with revenues of US$902.5 million.
As a result, the war movie directed by three directors became the second highest-grossing movie in 2021.
Variety notes that one of the reasons Spider-Man: No Way Home became a box office behemoth is because it brings together three generations of Spider-Man on one screen. As is well known, Spider-Man No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
For that, the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen, should be able to provide a few more surprises if you want to match the success of Spider-Man: No Way Home 2021.
In addition to starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda/Scarlett Witch, the movie also stars Benedict Wong as Wong, Rachel McAdams as Christine Pamer, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo.
Additionally, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will feature Xochitl Gomez who debuted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was directed by Sam Raimi after Scott Derrickson resigned due to differences in creative ideas. Doctor Strange 2 will premiere on May 6, 2022.