Benedict Wong loves MCU Phase 4 to be Wong’s cinematic universe

Benedict Wong has become one of the most well-known actors in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with his character Wong appearing in so many MCU projects that even Kevin Feige has joked about it.

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Talking to The Hollywood ReporterWong discussed the “Wong Cinematic Universe”, a joke Kevin Feige made to him in an email referring to how many Phase 4 MCU movies and TV shows Wong has appeared in.

“I got the email, I’m seriously considering getting it as wallpaper,” joked Wong. “No, I told the internet, and now it’s everywhere. But that’s really kind of him to say. To me, I’m just like an overexcited puppy when I get a call from him, you know? Like, ‘Hey, do you want to be in X?” And it comes from me personally being such a Marvel fan. Growing up as a kid, reading Spider Man comics, and then just finding myself in this world and finding a character called Wong. I just enjoy playing this role and where it takes me. In every kind of project that they invite me to be involved in, it just peels away another layer of the onion, you know? You’re going to find out a little more about the eccentric characteristics of the Sorcerer Supreme.”

Wong was then asked what he thought the reaction to his character’s appearances has meant to him across social media. For him, it’s hard not to notice and he’s “thrilled” about it and that he loves playing in the overall MCU.

“Yeah, I mean [they] send me stuff and then you kind of just go down a little bit of a curious rabbit hole,” Wong said. “I’m really encouraged by that, you know? The Marvel fans have kind of warmed to me, and I’m grateful for that. I take my job very seriously in terms of acting, but I also really enjoy having a ball in this universe. I watched episode four [of She-Hulk] today and just amazed at the work of the VFX team. Just a simple hand gesture of the movement there that I can play and then what they can fill. Or just a stroke with an arm, and suddenly something else appears. And that to me is just the big kid I’ve always been. I just have the most incredible team around me to realize it all. It looks visually stunning, especially with all the goblins [in episode four].”

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As for Wong’s character – aka Wong – he can currently be seen in the ongoing Disney+ series She-Hulk: Lawyerbut will also likely appear in future Marvel Cinematic Universe projects, of which the next is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on 11 November 2022.

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