The 44-year-old British actor will play Wong in the new movie and revealed the character will take a "different direction" in the film than the Marvel comics.
"I'm certainly not going to be the tea-making manservant," Wong told Den of Geek. "We're heading in a different direction. He's more of a drill sergeant."
"There isn't any martial arts for Wong in 'Doctor Strange,' actually," he revealed. "He's more of a drill sergeant to Kamar-Taj. He's one of the masters of sorcery."
In the comics, Wong is depicted as a skilled martial artist who serves as Doctor's Strange's sidekick and valet.
The character hails from Kamar-Taj, the isolated community where the Ancient One, a powerful mystic, resides.
More controversially, "Doctor Strange" will also switch up its portrayal of the Ancient One.
The movie will feature Tilda Swinton as a female, Celtic version of the character, instead of the traditionally male, Tibetan representation.
"The script that I was presented with did not feature an Asian man for me to play, so that was never a question when I was being asked to do it," Swinton said in April in response to accusations of whitewashing.
"All will be revealed when you see the film, I think," she said. "There are very great reasons for us to feel very settled and confident with the decisions that were made."
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