Benedict Wong talks about his favorite of many geek moments during the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness press conference.
There is something heartwarming about nerds who make the journey from consuming content to creating content that just makes these stories really resonate. Especially among other nerds. And since Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is out now on Digital and Disney+, it seems like time to highlight one such nerd, Benedict Wong. Before Wong became Wong, or campaigned “Wong for Wong,” Benedict Wong was a nerd much like the rest of us. Now he is nerding and geeking out on a whole new level. But, before geeking out at the highest levels, Wong has been playing nerdy and geek-worthy parts throughout his career.
Benedict Wong Geeked Out Before It Was Cool
Before becoming the Sorceror Supreme in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness/Spider-Man: No Way Home, Benedict Wong has played numerous other geeky parts. He once portrayed Hikaru Sulu in a live Star Trek stage performance. Wong was also once Spider-Man in Sia’s Music Video “Breathe Me.” He also portrayed Master Lin in the Syfy series Deadly Class. That’s not including other roles such as Kublai Khan in Marco Polo or Shaun Li in Black Mirror. With such a wonderful geek-inspired and geek-worthy career, he obviously has countless geek moments. But which of the many is his favorite geek moment.
Benedict Wong’s Favorite Geek Moment
Out of the countless geek moments Benedict Wong has lived through. There is one that sticks out, as we found out at the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness press event. Benedict Wong’s favorite Geek Moment, of the many throughout his life and career, is when he met Stan Lee.
There’s just so many really. Meeting Stan Lee for me really was massive.Benedict Wong, Wong in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Benedict Wong actually captured the event and shared it on his Instagram back in October of 2017. Check out the picture below with the caption from his post.
Marvel has reached and influenced countless people around the world. It is always inspiring to see that it also greatly influences those who are a part of this new wave of Marvel content known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s truly inspiring to see fans become a part of their fandoms. And, especially in Benedict Wong’s case, seeing that fandom influence and inspire their amazing performances.
ABOUT DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS
Release Date: Available now on Digital and Disney+ and 4K UHD, Blu-Ray, and DVD on July 26, 2022
Director: Sam Raimi
Screenplay: Michael Wardon
Producer: Kevin Feige
Executive Producers: Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Eric Hauserman Carroll, Scott Derrickson, Jamie Christopher
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, with Michael Stühlbarg, Rachel McAdams
In Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.
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