Benedict Wong's 'Doctor Strange' Character Will Be Different From His Comic Book Counterpart

Benedict Wong
(Photo : Getty Images/Ian Gavan) Benedict Wong talked about his character in the upcoming Marvel film "Doctor Strange."

Benedict Wong's "Doctor Strange" character is going to be a little bit different from his comic book version.

Last January, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Wong will play Wong in the upcoming Marvel film starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role.

In the comics, Wong performs healing duties, assists in occult matters and tends to Strange's affairs. He is also knowledgeable in martial arts and is responsible for looking after Strange's body when the Sorcerer Supreme is astral projecting himself into other dimensional planes.

While Wong will also serve as Doctor Strange's trusty sidekick in the Scott Derrickson-directed film, the British actor said that the character's big screen incarnation will be quite different from its comic book counterpart.

"I'm certainly not going to be the tea-making manservant," Wong said of his role in the film during a recent chat with Den of Geek. "We're heading in a different direction."

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"There isn't any martial arts for Wong in 'Doctor Strange' actually, he's more of a drill sergeant to Kamar-Taj," Wong added  "He's one of the masters of sorcery."

Apart from Wong and Cumberbatch, "Doctor Strange" also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor ("12 Years a Slave"), Rachel McAdams ("Midnight in Paris"), Michael Stuhlbarg ("A Serious Man"), Mads Mikkelsen ("Casino Royale), Tilda Swinton ("We Need To Talk About Kevin"), Amy Landecker  ("A Serious Man") and Scott Adkins ("Expendables 2").

Wong currently plays Kublai Khan on Netflix's historical drama series "Kublai Khan." His other notable acting credits include "The Martian," "Kick-Ass 2" and "Prometheus," among many others.

Derrickson directed "Doctor Strange" from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Scott C. Robert. The film is slated to open in theaters on Nov. 4.

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