The Doctor is in… 10 months from now… wow that joke didn’t work… anyway, Doctor Strange news, everyone!
While many fans of the character have loved basically every piece of news that has come from this film, one thing has been noticeably missing. This, of course, is Doctor Strange’s manservant/partner. However, recently it has come to light, that Benedict Wong has been cast in the role of, em, Wong.
For those who are unaware, Wong is one of the most important members of the Doctor’s supporting cast. Wong has been with Doctor Strange (see below) since he began training with The Ancient One. Since then he has served as his manservant, confidante and closest friend. He also serves as somewhat of a bodyguard for Strange when he leaves his body and visits the astral plane.
Overall, I like this piece of casting. Benedict Wong has gradually been developing a name for himself over the past few years, through projects like The Martian and Marco Polo. Overall, he seems like a good choice to take up the role of Wong… And no, the irony of his name was not lost on me.