The actor wishes he would have held out.
Doctor Strange actor Scott Adkins revealed he regrets playing an antagonist against Benedict Cumberbatch‘s titular character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The martial artist played a minor part in the project as Lucian – Dormammu‘s partisan – and even had a battle scene with Doctor Strange.
In an interview with The Illuminerdi, Adkins stated he now thinks he’s blown his opportunity to play a bigger part in the MCU.
That is one role that I regret taking. I wish I would have held out and not taken the role, because now I feel I’ve blown my chance to be in the Marvel Universe.
Don’t throw in the towel though, Scott, after all, Gemma Chan is returning as a new character.
Doctor Strange and Rachel McAdams' dynamic was kinda underrated tbh looking forward to seeing more pic.twitter.com/SjbfYyhoiA
— KY (@KYtheShyGuy) December 10, 2020
The movie will also star Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff and needless to add, Cumberbatch as the titular Doctor Strange aka Master of the Mystic Arts.
The film will be directed by Sam Raimi, who helmed the first Spider-Man trilogy with Tobey Maguire, which is fascinating since the movie will have big ties to the third Spider-Man in the MCU.
Cumberbatch was recently announced as a fixture in the forthcoming Spidey sequel, with Strange taking on the part of Peter Parker‘s mentor following Tony Stark‘s death in Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is expected to hit theatres on 25th March 2022.