Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the superhero in the upcoming big screen adaptation, is hired by Kimmel to pull some rabbits from a hat for the birthday party, with the host not realizing that Strange’s strength is “vanquishing” villains, not entertaining children. However, for $150, Strange decides it’s worth it to make some balloon animals.
Cumberbatch also talked about Doctor Strange, due out November 4th, and how he shocked a few pedestrians in a cafe while walking around in his costume. “These New Yorkers, bless them, they just did what New Yorkers do,” Cumberbatch said of the stunt. “Their caffeinated jaws went [awestruck] but only for about five minutes, and then they were back to their conversations … I was news for a millisecond in this café.”