Stranger than ever. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been slowly introducing the multiverse, and the Doctor Strange sequel will lastly dive headfirst into the weirdness.
Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness was first teased on the finish of Spider-Man: No Way Home, launched in December 2021. After the credit, audiences acquired their first take a look at the trailer for the May film, and it’s clear that the sequel received’t simply be a direct comply with up to 2017’s Doctor Strange film. The Benedict Cumberbatch-led flick will cope with some of the aftermath of a number of different Marvel films and TV reveals (which suggests there are spoilers forward for each title by means of Spider-Man: No Way Home).
In the third Spider-Man film, Doctor Strange (Cumberbatch) forged a spell that went improper, cracking open the multiverse, permitting parallel universes to collide. While solely those that had a direct connection to Spider-Man had been affected in that film, it seems to be like there is perhaps extra issues with the multiverse at giant.
In the trailer, Strange seeks out Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) for assist. She instantly begins to apologize for Westview, which WandaImaginative and prescient viewers will bear in mind because the city she by accident magically compelled into her grief-induced sitcom fantasy. However, he has greater issues now and asks Wanda what she is aware of concerning the multiverse.
The idea was already launched in Disney+’s Loki — which included Loki (Tom Hiddleston) assembly varied variations of himself from alternate timelines — in addition to the animated What If…?, one other Disney+ present that featured the voices of many forged members, together with Cumberbatch as Strange. That would possibly end up to be crucial.
The trailer for the Doctor Strange sequel reveals Stephen saying he by no means meant for “any of this to happen.” His friend-turned-foe Karl Mordo (who turned his again on the Sorcerer Supreme within the 2017 Doctor Strange movie and now needs to rid all sorcerers of their magic) offers him a warning.
“I’m sorry, Stephen,” Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) says. “I hope you understand that the greatest threat to our universe — is you.”
He would possibly imply that very actually. The trailer reveals one other model of Doctor Strange — Dark Strange. He seems to be just like the model followers beforehand noticed in What If…? in 2021. Viewers watched because the neurosurgeon went off the deep finish in an try to save Christine’s (Rachel McAdams) life and stole energy from anybody he might to change the course of historical past. If the Dark Strange within the Multiverse of Madness trailer is in any respect comparable to the animated one, it’s clear that every one of the characters followers love are in main bother.
“Things just got out of hand,” Dark Strange says ominously.
Check out the whole lot we all know to this point about Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness: