Watch Marvel's Benedict Cumberbatch Take on a Huge Cliff in Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge Clip

Running Wild With Bear Grylls: The Challenge returns with an all-new episode this Sunday, featuring the participation of none other than the Sorcerer Supreme himself, actor Benedict Cumberbatch. In the latest episode of Season 2, titled "Benedict Cumberbatch on The Isle of Skye," the Marvel star takes a break from his Doctor Strange duties and embarks on an exhilarating outdoor adventure in the scenic landscapes of Scotland. The full episode will premiere on National Geographic this Sunday at 8 PM CST. However, we have an exclusive clip right here, where Cumberbatch shares his perspective on the stuntwork in a Marvel film compared to the surreal experience with Grylls.

In the clip, Cumberbatch and Grylls begin their descent down a cliff. Positioned at the top, Cumberbatch holds the rope while Grylls expertly descends. This unique experience proves to be quite different for Cumberbatch, who remarks, "I've only done a little bit of this before, and I've always been able to see the other person. It's not the same as doing a stunt on a Marvel film. It feels a lot more real."

As Grylls begins his descent, he remarks, "It's quite a long way. It's definitely going to be a nerve-wracking experience for Benedict." The camera cuts back to Cumberbatch at the top of the cliff, showing the significant amount of rope Grylls is using and the impressive distance he continues to descend. Cumberbatch observes, "That's a lot of rope, and it just keeps going. How far down does this go?" You can watch the complete clip in the video provided above.

Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge follows Grylls as he teams up with celebrity guests, guiding them through essential survival skills while tackling unique outdoor challenges. Season 2 kicked off with Grylls taking Bradley Cooper into the canyons of Wyoming. Now, Grylls is joining forces with Cumberbatch in the upcoming episode, and viewers can eagerly anticipate who his next adventure companion will be. Below is the official description for "The Isle of Skye" episode featuring Cumberbatch:

Benedict Cumberbatch on The Isle of Skye

Premieres July 16 at 9/8c on National Geographic

Join Bear Grylls as he embarks on an extraordinary journey with the renowned Marvel superstar and esteemed actor, Benedict Cumberbatch, across the breathtaking landscapes of Scotland's Isle of Skye. Together, they tackle daunting sea cliffs and endure icy waterfalls. Bear imparts invaluable survival skills to Benedict, while also surprising him with a profound connection to his past through a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Don't miss this captivating episode.

Regarding Cumberbatch's involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it is currently uncertain when or where we can expect to see Doctor Strange next. At the conclusion of Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness, Strange was depicted departing with Clea, leaving fans eager to discover what lies ahead for the Sorcerer Supreme. While there is no official information regarding the release of Doctor Strange 3 or the continuation of Strange's story, Marvel has recently adjusted its schedule, spacing out its films and shows more. Nevertheless, fans remain hopeful that a return of Doctor Strange will occur in the near future.

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