Everything We Know About Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Post-No Way Home


This story contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Has your No Way Home high worn off yet? We didn't think so. After several eternities of rumors, leaks, and rampant speculation, fans seem to have enjoyed the end of Tom Holland's Spider-Man trilogy just as much as we did. So much so, in fact, that you might not be ready to discuss the next event blockbuster from the one and only Marvel Studios: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the sequel to 2016's Doctor Strange. Directed by Sam Raimi—making his grand Marvel return after helming Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man trilogy—the sequel promises to loop WandaVision's Wanda Maximoff into a multiversal adventure, as well as introduce Xochitl Gomez's America Chavez.

Considering that No Way Home's post-credits scene is simply a full trailer for Multiverse of Madness, we think it's perfectly appropriate to look ahead to May 2022 when we'll likely be cheering on surprise cameos in theaters all over again.

When will the film release?

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will hit theaters on May 6, 2022. Since every Marvel outing needs a syllabus of recommended viewing nowadays, the two must-watch-in-advances—WandaVision and Spider-Man: No Way Home—are out now.

What Does Spider-Man: No Way Home Tell Us About What Strange is up to?

Well, if you've seen No Way Home, you already know that Strange spends about two hours of the movie fussing around dimensions, fighting Spider-Man, and trying (read: mostly failing) to reverse the spell that went wrong. But there are a couple Strange-related reveals worth mentioning.


Mainly: Dr. Strange is no longer the Sorcerer Supreme. Apparently, after Thanos dusted him along with half of existence, he lost the title to Wong on a "technicality." Speaking of Wong, there seems to be some domestic trouble in the Sanctum Sanctorum? Wong and Doctor Strange don't seem too happy with each other during their brief interaction in No Way Home, where Wong seems extremely busy doing... something? We'll most likely see what's going on between the two sorcerers at the top of Multiverse of Madness.

What Did We Learn From Multiverse of Madness's First Trailer?

Not even a minute into our first look at Multiverse of Madness, we get the reunion we've wanted ever since WandaVision's finale: Doctor Strange heads to Wanda's Folklore-esque hangout in the woods to recruit her for the next adventure. Wanda, for one, seems relieved that he's not particularly concerned that she brainwashed and tortured an entire town during the events of WandaVision.

Then, we get our SportsCenter highlight reel of superhero action. We see Chiwetel Ejiofor's Baron Mordo return to warn Doctor Strange of all the shit he's about to get into. The one-eyed monster Shuma-Gorath throws a car at Strange. Yikes. At the end of the preview, we get the big reveal" Mordo tells Strange, “I hope you understand. The greatest threat to our universe… is you.” Then, we see (what's likely) What... If's villainous variant of Strange opposite the mainline Strange, quipping that "things just got out of hand."

Looks like Benedict Cumberbatch will really get to flex his acting muscles in this one.

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As always, we have to keep in mind that Marvel loves to populate its trailers with red herrings. So we may very well not know exactly what's going on here. But if we were to take a wild guess, Multiverse of Madness will see the evil What... If Doctor Strange burst through to the main Marvel Cinematic Universe, and cause some multiversal shenanigans along the way. Doctor Strange, Wanda Maximoff, Wong, and America Chavez will team up to fix whatever needs fixin'. And if we get an X-Men cameo or two, as fans have been predicting? We wouldn't complain.

From: Esquire US

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