Doctor Strange saw the titular character go through quite the evolution. He started out as a narcissistic and douchey doctor, and ended the story as a more humbled practitioner of the magical arts. However, while he did don the familiar outfit he is famous for, as well as the Eye of Agomotto around his neck, he was still just a sorcerer-in-training.
Director Scott Derrickson said on repeated occasions that Doctor Strange was still not quite yet the Sorcerer Supreme at the film’s end. However, it sounds like he may actually already have that title by the time Avengers: Infinity War begins — at least if we’re to believe some potential slip-ups from the director and star Benedict Cumberbatch.
ComicBook.com reported some moments from an Avengers: Infinity War red carpet event in Singapore, and while there, co-director Joe Russo introduced Cumberbatch on stage as “The Sorcerer Supreme himself,” implying that he indeed did have that title. Even Cumberbatch referred to himself as such at the event. So what does this mean?
Given that there was speculation that Doctor Strange 2 would chronicle his ascent to Sorcerer Supreme, it seems a bit counterintuitive, but Marvel Studios has proven they aren’t afraid to go back in time. It’s still possible that when we do get that eventual sequel, that it takes place before Avengers: Infinity War.
Of course, the other possibility is that the filmmaker and actor were just using the title as a shorthand, even if it’s not completely accurate at this point in the story.
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