BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH Has A Back-Up Plan If DOCTOR STRANGE Bombs

Still from "Doctor Strange"
Credit: Marvel Studios

By all accounts, Doctor Strange should be Marvel's next success story, but in the event that it flops at the box office, star Benedict Cumberbatch has a back up plan in place - working at a comic book shop.

“I went into a comic book store on the last day of shooting in New York,” Cumberbatch told The Toronto Sun. “I didn’t buy any comics, but I offered my services. I said, ‘Look, if the film doesn’t work out, I’ll come and stack the shelves for you.’”

The store in question was Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City, where Cumberbatch posed with a copy of Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin's Doctor Strange: The Oath.

Hopefully Cumberbatch won't have to seek retirement, however, as Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has plans to see him in Avengers: Infinity War

"There are so many," Feige told Vulture after being asked about which characters he was most looking forward to seeing meet. "But I would say, both because of the characters and the actors who've created them, Doctor Strange and Tony Stark. Particularly in Infinity War and the movie after that there are … unexpected team-ups."

Feige didn't elaborate any further on which characters might meet - possibly because the entire roster of the film is still being discussed.

Doctor Strange opens theatrically in North America on November 4, while Avengers: Infinity War is due out May 4, 2018.

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