Award-winning British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed he decided not to read the entire script for "Spider-Man: No Way Home," where he is heavily featured as the sorcerer Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, to save some surprises for himself.

In an interview discussing his new film "The Power of the Dog," Cumberbatch, 45, who's famously known for playing the titular detective of the BBC's "Sherlock," shared he wanted to enjoy the fourth movie in MCU's Phase 4 when he watches it, along with other fans, in its completed form, Screen Rant reported.

"You know it's a dead-end [to ask for spoilers], but I can tell you this: It's a riotous film," he said, acknowledging Marvel's good at preventing spoilers from leaking (except for Tom Holland's slip of the tongues during live interviews).

"I don't want to give anything away, and I haven't read the whole script! I did that on purpose because I just want the ride," Cumberbatch added.

"Spider-Man: No Way Home" is the third solo outing for Holland's Spider-Man after he was first introduced in "Captain America: Civil War" in 2016. Fans will be able to watch the much-anticipated film in theaters starting Dec. 17.

Cumberbatch has had four film appearances in the MCU as Doctor Strange in a 2016 film with the same name. He was also part of the "Avengers: Infinity War" in 2018 and "Avengers: Endgame" the following year, which then drove his net worth to $40 million in 2021.

As for the upcoming film of his sorcerer character in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," which will reportedly be released sometime in May next year, Benedict revealed they are in the middle of re-shoots for MCU's 28th film.

He explains the delays were brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, which made filming slower than usual. The re-shoots took at least six weeks of shooting, forcing the crew working six days a week in Los Angeles to meet their deadlines.

"We're working incredibly hard to make a schedule [to] work to realize the full potential of the film – bits that we want to do better but also bits that were just impossible to do on the day because of logistics [and] COVID," he told the Empire magazine.

Insiders also claimed actor availability issues were a culprit in the shooting delays amid speculations the re-shoots were due to the sequel's story being retooled, according to Comic Book.

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Benedict Cumberbatch plays the sorcerer Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jesse Grant/Getty Images

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