At the end of Marvel‘s Avengers Infinity War, Doctor Strange turned to dust in Thanos’ Snap.
But surely Cumberbatch will be back for the sequel, right?
This is something Fallon asked him directly last night on The Tonight Show.
The host said: “It’s a silly question but, will you be in Avengers 4?”
The Doctor Strange star replied: “I’m dust, baby, I’m out there. I’m in the Ether.
“I’m probably part of your food chain. I’m in your stomach somewhere.”
Pressed further, Cumberbatch simply made noises indicting something like, “well, who knows?”.
Nevertheless, in reality, of course, Doctor Strange is coming back and here’s how we know.
He added: “[Doctor] Strange, you know, whenever we do another Strange one, which we will do, it will be a number of years from the first Strange, and yet he’s a very big part of [Avengers:] Infinity War.
“So it is just a good problem to have when you have too many beloved characters that people want to see more of, whilst keeping to our core belief that we need to keep exploring nuance and keep doing different types of things.”
Avengers 4 will be released in UK cinemas on April 26, 2019.