Benedict Wong says his character in the Doctor Strange movie, also named Wong, will fill a different role than in the comics.
Although Wong is a bit of a butler and sidekick to Doctor Stephen Strange, the actor said the upcoming film will depict a major change.
Speaking to Den of Geek, Wong said:
I’m certainly not going to be the tea-making manservant. We’re heading in a different direction. He’s more of a drill sergeant.
There isn’t any martial arts for Wong in Doctor Strange actually, he’s more of a drill sergeant to Kamar-Taj. He’s one of the masters of sorcery.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.
Doctor Strange will be in theaters on November 4, 2016.SuperFable