Benedict Cumberbatch hid a ‘Doctor Strange’ nod in plain sight on his Met Gala outfit

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Met Gala outfit on Monday featured a nod to his Marvel role.

During an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday, the 42-year-old actor, who portrays Dr. Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, spoke about his experience at the fashion event.

While at the Met Gala with wife Sophie Hunter, Cumberbatch wore a white outfit. He accessorized with a pop of color thanks to a green pendant that he personally selected.

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“I had the luxury of choosing a couple of things to just finish it off as a brooch detail,” he said on “GMA.” “I saw that and I thought, ‘That’s a nice little nod to the green time stone, so that’s the one for me.”

Fans first caught a glimpse of the green stone, which Cumberbatch’s character stores in the Eye of Agamotto, in his 2016 standalone movie. As the name implies, it allows for the manipulation of time, but also space. It became central to the MCU because it’s one of six Infinity Stones that Thanos hunts for.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
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In “Avengers: Infinity War,” Doctor Strange wore the time stone around his neck to prevent the Titan from acquiring it. But after going forward in time to see alternative futures, he surrendered the stone to Thanos because it was the only way for the superheroes to win.

Watch the “GMA video below (Cumberbatch talks about the Met Gala at 1:00).