In the Doctor Strange comics, the character Wong is Stephen Strange’s manservant. It’s a bit of a stereotypical character, so in bringing Wong to the big screen in this fall’s Doctor Strange movie, Marvel decided it was time to give the character a complete overhaul.
The big screen Wong, played by Benedict Wong, is Stephen’s drill sergeant of sorts in his magical training. It’s a much more significant role than a manservant, and Screen Rant spoke with Wong at the press day for Doctor Strange about the importance of updating the character, his life-long love of comic books, and his upcoming appearance in Avengers: Infinity War.
So Wong, historically in the comic books, has been like a manservant. I’m so happy that this is not a dude that just gets tea.
Benedict Wong: This is it, this is it. And I’m glad we’ve sort of put that to bed and left …
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