The Avengers were in a bit of a mess the last time audiences saw them. In Captain America: Civil War, the signing of the Sokovia Accords split Iron Man and Captain America into two teams. Family and friendship loyalties also squandered the loyalty they once shared. The end of the film saw the Captain going underground but there was that moment when Steve Rogers told Tony Stark that he would always be around if he needed him. A telltale start to a journey to mending fences, but still a long way for both heroes to go.
The introduction of Doctor Strange into Marvel Cinematic Universe could be the answer the Avengers need for a quick reunion, according to actor Benedict Cumberbatch anyway. The actor discussed what stance the Doctor may make in the fight when he was interviewed by Yahoo! Movies:
“I think [Doctor Strange] has to be Team Doctor Strange. His job title is defender of the fabric of reality. I mean, he fights other dimensional threats that are beyond the perceptions of that very potent squabble [between Cap and Iron Man], and I’d like to think he’s going to help them both, rather than take sides.”
Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson also gave his two cents about the Doctor’s position:
“It’s part of what I liked about him in the comics. Part of what makes Doctor Strange Doctor Strange is that he stands in a lonely position. He is the gatekeeper between our world and other dimensions, so he doesn’t really stand on anyone’s side other than the side of protecting our world from the malevolent threats that only he [can] protect the world from.”
With the threat of Thanos plans becoming more of a reality, the Avengers would no doubt have to put aside their differences to fight against the Titan King. And with Doctor Strange at their side, it’s plausible to think that they would win. That is if the movie strays from the comic version.