Meet Stephen Strange’s badass sidekick, Wong!
He may not be a Sorcerer Supreme, but Doctor Strange‘s loyal sidekick still has a few tricks up his sleeve. Wong is a Chinese monk, a fierce martial artist, a healer, and an expert on the occult who has helped Stephen Strange in comic form since the 1960s. Now, we’ve received word that this trusty sidekick will indeed be part of the film and he’ll be played by an actor sharing his namesake with both his co-star and his character: Benedict Wong!
Benedict Wong most was recently seen in The Martian and Netflix’s hit series Marco Polo. He’s also known for roles in Prometheus, Kick-Ass 2, and Johnny English Reborn.
The actor joins the Marvel flick boasting a slew of great actors including Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, and Mads Mikkelsen.
Doctor Strange is due out on November 4, 2016.