Robert Downey Jr previously featured in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but only had a minor mentor role in the story. It seems as if Cumberbatch is in for a much bigger role in No Way Home, with the actor having been shooting for several months now.
In an interview with Collider discussing his latest film The Courier, Doctor Strange actor Benedict Cumberbatch has briefly spoken on his upcoming MCU appearances in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Benedict Cumberbatch played coy on his reported return to the role of the Sorcerer Supreme in Spider-Man: No Way Home, saying “yes and no” when asked to give any details on the film.
While he avoided giving any specifics, the actor hinted towards the progress of the production of the Spider-Man sequel, confirming he has been shooting the film “since before Christmas.” The MCU actor described the “long shoot” of the film while praising the pandemic precautions being taken: