When Marvel Studios put out the last few trailers for Avengers: Endgame, it cleared up which Marvel heroes were still alive in the wake of Thanos' snap at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. Thanks to Benedict Wong, we also know that Doctor Strange's partner, Wong, survived the Decimation, and we also know what he's been doing all this time.
After Strange was abducted by Ebony Maw in Avengers: Infinity War, Wong remained on Earth to guard the Sanctum Sanctorum and its numerous powerful mystical artifacts. And according to the actor, Wong has been there ever since.
When asked if Wong should be considered the Sorcerer Surpreme on a Reddit AMA, he confirmed, "Ha! Why not! He’s currently guarding the Sanctum."
While we've known that Wong would be in Endgame for some time, we didn't know what role he might have in the film's proceedings. Even though he was on the cast list, it wasn't clear if he was still alive or would merely appear as an illusion or in some kind of flashback or time-traveling sequence. If the actor's words are to be believed, it seems like Wong really is upholding his mystical duties to watch over the Sanctum and protect it, and the rest of the world, from enemies from other realms and dimensions.
Now, it just remains to be seen how he's pulled into Endgame with the rest of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Wong indicated that he Sanctum was more important than joining the fight against the Mad Titan, or even hunting for the Sorcerer Supreme -- a decision that arguably helped Thanos get the Time Stone and made the way for his ability to erase half of all life in the universe.While he sat most of Infinity War on the sidelines, only time will tell if Wong will get the chance to step up and finally become an Avenger in Endgame.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau and Bradley Cooper, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Brolin. The film arrives April 26.