Dr. Strange did what he “had to do to protect the world,” and he opened the Multiverse. His actions in Spider-Man: No Way Home are expected to have intense and far-reaching consequences in the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which will change the course of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
In the new featurette out Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Entitled ‘Enter the Multiverse’, we have lead actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen and Benedict Wong hanging on about how the film will amaze the audience. That’s because the opening of other realities is set to “invite an abundance of new characters.”
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Elizabeth Olsen, who returns as Wanda aka Scarlet Witch says: “In this story we jump into different universes. But unlocking the Multiverse makes a big Pandora’s box. Benedict Cumberbatch adds,” It’s incomprehensibly exciting where we go in this movie. “
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness takes place after the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home and WandaVision. After Doctor Strange opens up the multiverse in the Tom Holland movie, the universe loses its balance. Wong says Strange “has opened a door and we do not know who or what will run through it”. Strange was seen asking for Wanda’s help to repair the fault.
In the featurette, the cast shared that the film will launch “the most fantastic new phase of Marvel”, which is currently struggling to hit gold since it launched its Phase 4 post Avengers: Endgame.
Fans have been divided between Strange and Wandaabout who the stronger superhero in the MCU is, and director Sam Raimi, who makes his Marvel debut, called Multiverse of Madness, “a great opportunity to pair two of the most powerful superheroes.”
“Our goal was to give fans what they wanted, just not exactly what they expected,” Sam added. Sam is recognized for directing the popular Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire.
In the various clips and trailers of the film we saw how Doctor Strange is set to confront his dark side, most likely Strange Supreme, the evil version of the superhero. It is also expected that they will introduce several new Marvel characters and even bring back some old ones. Fans also suggest that Patrick Stewart’s Professor X and the Superior Iron Man may be the antagonists in Multiverse of Madness.
Benedict Cumberbatch said the long-awaited film has “a kind of dark tone”, praising Sam Raimi for being the best choice at the helm. “He’s the master of that,” the actor added.
Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Stuhlbarg and Rachel McAdams also repeat their respective roles in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, while Xochitl Gomez joins the cast as America Chavez.
The film hits theaters on May 6.