‘Doctor Strange’: Benedict Wong Says Character Won’t Be “the Tea-Making Manservant”

     June 27, 2016

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For better or worse, Marvel took some creative liberties with Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme. Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Baron Mordo will at least be starting out as an ally; if he ever makes a villainous turn in this film we still don’t know. Meanwhile, the role of the Ancient One, typically portrayed as an elderly Asian character, has been assumed by Tilda Swinton — a reveal that sparked a controversy over claims of white-washing.

Another change coming to the film pertains to Benedict Wong’s Wong, another character that has been a stereotype in the past. According to the actor, the film is diverting from this representation.

Speaking to Den of Geek, Wong said:

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