Cumberbatch is a renowned actor, and the fact that his facial hair was grown out goes to show his dedication to his MCU role. Based on what’s been revealed about the production timeline of Doctor Strange 2, this new image of Cumberbatch provides strong evidence that the project is now deep into filming.
In a special virtual panel for The Mauritanian, Doctor Strange actor Benedict Cumberbatch can be seen with his facial hair grown out, and this could indicate that the actor is already gearing up for his role as the Sorcerer Supreme in the Multiverse of Madness or even Tom Holland’s Spider-Man 3.
For Cumberbatch’s previous MCU roles like Doctor Strange and Avengers: Infinity War, the actor didn’t grow out his facial hair. Instead, he utilized “glued-on” prosthetics for Stephen Strange’s goatee.
The veteran actor has portrayed the role of the Sorcerer Supreme four times already, starting from his debut during 2016’s Doctor Strange. Since then, the crew behind his MCU films only used “glued-on” prosthetics for his appearances, but it looks like the tradition of doing so will be broken given this reveal.