Benedict Cumberbatch says Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland’s improvisational skills have offscripted him and encouraged Iron Man to be called a “Dutch bag” in “Infinity War.”


Left: Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. in

Left: Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. from “Avengers: Infinity War”. Right: Benedict Cumberbatch from the same movie. Disney / Marvel

  • Benedict Cumberbatch told The Hollywood Reporter that he improvised the “Avengers: Infinity War” line.

  • The actor was out of the script when his character, Doctor Strange, called Tony Stark a “Dutch bag.”

  • Cumberbatch was inspired by the improvisational skills of co-stars Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Improvise one of Doctor Strange’s best linesAvengers: Infinity WarAfter being inspired by Robert Downey Jr. When Tom hollandSkills.

In a new interview with Hollywood ReporterCumberbatch recalled working with Downey Jr. (Tony Stark / Iron Man) and the Netherlands (Peter Parker / Spider-Man) on the 2018 blockbuster. Marvel movie. Cumberbatch followed suit when he saw Downey Jr. and the Netherlands deviate from the script in the scene that appeared at the beginning of the movie.

While in Sanctum Sanctorum, Dr. Stephen Strange and Tony argued over how to prevent the adversary Thanos (Josh Brolin) From getting all 6 Infinity Stones. After Dr. Strange said it was up to them to do their job, Tony teased his magical skills and asked, “What exactly is your job other than making balloon animals? I argued.

In response, Doctor Strange said, “It’s a Dutch bag that protects your reality.”

Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange in

Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange in “Avengers: Infinity War”. Disney / Marvel

“I remember having this kind of spillover when I called him a Dutch bag on the set.’What? Did you call Iron Man a Dutch bag?'” Cumberbatch told THR. “They kept it up and it was good for them, and it got a similar reaction in the cinema.”

The Oscar-nominated actor said the improvisational jab happened because “I was tired of being compared to Liberace and other retorts that a man with a goat in the same camp was against me. I tried to beat him. “

“It’s a lot of fun to play with something like that. You find your feet. The more times you do it, the more familiar it becomes,” he added.

In addition to the Cumberbatch line mentioned above, the Netherlands Improvised one of the most tragic moments of “Infinity War” Focused on Peter and Tony.

During the scene where Peter began to turn into dust due to a Thanos snap, Webslinger told Tony “I didn’t feel very good” and “I don’t want to go.”

The netherlands said Fox 5 Kevin McCarthy It was “somewhat improvised,” and “the scene wasn’t meant to be that dramatic.”

“We improvised a version of the great scene, which says,” We should have this hug, and I should look to the dust while he hugs me. ” Caused the idea, “said the actor.

Avengers Infinity War Peter Dustered Tony Hug

Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. in “Avengers: Infinity War”. Disney

The Dutch ability to improvise with Downey Jr. was an extension of them. Close bond It ’s a British actor I auditioned for Spider-Man a few years ago..

The Netherlands described the large-scale audition process as “terrifying,” but called the screen test with Downey Jr. “the best audition ever.”

“He and I were riffing each other,” he told Daniel Kaluuya: Variety “Actors on Actors” series In 2021. “My agent told me that Marvel likes you to learn the language accurately-you can’t improvise, and On the first take, Downey completely changed the scene.. “

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige later Praise the Netherlands To “catch up with him away from the book on some very interesting ad libs”.

Tony’s story on the MCU ran that course, but the Netherlands and Cumberbatch reunited 3rd “Spider-Man” installment payment title”Norway Home, “Scheduled to be released on December 17th.

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