Benedict Wong plays a character of the same name in the MCU, Wong. Wong first appeared in Doctor Strange and then reappeared in Avengers Infinity War and Endgame. However, since phase 4 of the MCU began, Wong seems to be everywhere. He first appeared in Spider Man: No Way Home, then in Doctor Strange in Madness’s Multiverse, followed by another appearance in Shang Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings and now he also appears in She-Hulk: Lawyer.
It looks like Wong is playing the kind of phase 4 role that Samuel Jackson’s Nick Fury did in phase 1 of the MCU, being a character that connects all these movies and TV series.
Furthermore, some of the projects that Wong has appeared in have involved newcomers, such as Shang Chi where is actually an entire new cast, Doctor Strange in Madness’s Multiverse, where Xochitl Gomez came out. eyes and now Tatiana Maslany’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law debut comes out. This has led people to think that maybe Wong is the actor who has been given the job of welcoming new actors into the MCU and showing them the ropes.
Wong himself commented on this responsibility he has taken on when speaking to THR. He explains it in the following words:
“Yeah, it’s funny, because I miss that with Simu. When they were filming, I think when they saw me coming, they finally realized that they were in a Marvel movie. obviously, What can I do but say, ‘Welcome to the MCU’… And whatever learning curve and shading I can add or any kind of advice, I’m always there. especially with Xochitl, who is a very big guy in the headlights, I think it’s really a duty, as a member of a large collective company, to stabilize people and reassure them .”
Wong ha appeared in most of the stage 4 properties and his performances were so stellar that fans weren’t complaining at all.