Next year's Avengers: Infinity War promises to introduce plenty of new dynamics between the Marvel Cinematic Universe's cast of characters. But, as a recent interview revealed, one cast member almost mistook the other for a fan, during a previous encounter.
Speaking to People Now, Benedict Cumberbatch, who reprises his role as Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange in the upcoming film, revealed that he was approached by the MCU's Spider-Man, Tom Holland, while filming the fourth season of Sherlock.
"I was filming Sherlock on a bridge," Cumberbatch explained. "And I was running and I heard this guy going, 'Benedict, Benedict!' And I thought, 'Oh it’s a fan, I’m just going to keep walking back to my start mark.'"
But as it turns out, the 'fan' in question was Holland, who was getting a ride home from the London premiere of Captain America: Civil War.
"And he was like, 'Benedict, it’s Tom!'" Cumberbatch revealed. "And I was like, 'Tom?' And it was him, coming home in an Uber from the Civil War premiere."
Despite that awkward encounter, the pair appear to be 'good friends' on and off-screen, with Infinity War co-director Joe Russo hinting that the duo will share a few scenes in the epic film. If you need any further proof of their chemistry, check out Cumberbatch's hilarious attempt at preventing his costar from sharing spoilers during last weekend's D23 Expo.
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Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of 10 years of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and brings the Guardians of the Galaxy together with the Avengers to face off against Thanos and his Children, the Black Order.
Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Benicio del Toro, Tom Holland, and Anthony Mackie.
Avengers: Infinity War opens in theaters May 4, 2018.
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