"Doctor Strange" Casts "The Martian" Star as Wong

Thu, January 21st, 2016 at 3:31pm PST | Updated: January 21st, 2016 at 3:44pm

Meagan Damore, Assistant Editor

Benedict Wong as Wong in Marvel's "Doctor Strange"
Benedict Wong will appear alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in "Doctor Strange."

"The Martian" star Benedict Wong has joined "Doctor Strange" as Wong, Stephen Strange's sidekick (via The Hollywood Reporter).

In the comics, Wong acts as Strange's vastly skilled and versatile sidekick, filling such duties as assisting in occult matters, performing martial arts, tending to Strange's affairs and watching over Strange's body while the Sorcerer Supreme astral projects.

In addition to his role as Bruce Ng in "The Martian," Benedict Wong has appeared in Netflix's "Marco Polo" series, "Prometheus" and "Kick-Ass 2," among others.

Directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwitel Ejiofor and more, "Doctor Strange" opens on November 4, 2016.

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