Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Holland Deserve a Team-Up Marvel Movie Together

Matthew Loffhagen
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Poor Tom Holland.

The star of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” has earned a reputation for being really, really bad at keeping secrets. His youthful enthusiasm often leads to the accidental blurting of movie spoilers.

Coming to the rescue is Benedict Cumberbatch, who (despite being very charming) clearly doesn’t trust Holland to open his mouth without saying something he shouldn’t.

The result is a compilation of interviews in which Cumberbatch saves Holland from the wrath of both the Walt Disney company, and the fans of their movies.

Seriously, this is just great.

I particularly enjoy Benedict singing a Christmas song to try and quickly silence Tom. It’s clear that by this point, he’s running out of ideas.

This Needs to Be a Movie

Watching this, I can’t help but feel like I’d love to see a Doctor Strange/Spider-Man team-up movie at some point in the future. These two actors are very fun together, and I’d really like to see a lot more of their alter egos interacting in a movie.

It’s been stated before that “Homecoming 2” will see Spider-Man teaming up with another established MCU hero. I had thought that this might be Captain America (assuming that he survives “Avengers 4”), but now I kind of want to see Peter Parker really, really bugging Doctor Strange.

Here’s an interview with Cumberbatch where he describes press junkets with Holland being like “chaperoning an open sewer”:

We need this kind of dynamic in a movie!

I want Strange to feel compelled to give Parker advice despite really not wanting anything to do with him. I want the two to get trapped in some magical alternate world together, and for Strange to have to tolerate his pintsized companion despite really just wanting to go off and do his own thing.

Basically, give me a Doctor Cox/JD dynamic from “Scrubs”, and I’ll be a happy bunny.

Whether this will happen remains to be seen. For the moment, at least I have this adorable collection of interview moments to appreciate instead.