Benedict Cumberbatch is out and about of the promotion trail at the moment, and when speaking to MTV recently, signalled that Avengers: Infinity War , which hits at the end of the month, may be the end for Doctor Strangem who he played in the 2016 stand-alone of the same name.

“There’s lots of threats coming his way,” said Cumberbatch. “He holds the Time Stone around his neck for a part of this film. We know someone is coming to get them for a big glove. It might not be [okay for Doctor Strange]. It says you’ll see Doctor Strange again at the end of the first one and you have. You’ve seen him in Thor: Ragnarok and you know he’s in this one. Doesn’t mean there’s gonna be any more of him, so you’ll have to wait and see.”

We think he’s probably joking. We hope – or maybe he simply doesn’t know. Let’s not forget that ‘Strange’ made a huge amount of money for Marvel Studios, and we’re guessing that Cumberbatch’s character is in their plans for the upcoming Phase 4.

Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 26th. The film sees the return of Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Sean Gunn (Rocket, Kraglin), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Benicio Del Toro (The Collector), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Winston Duke (M’Baku), as well as Peter Dinklage and Terry Notary.

More as it comes in.