The sequel about Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), also starring Scarlet Witch / Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), opens in theaters on May 6.
Spider-Man: No Way Home has already hit theaters and now that fans have enjoyed the latest adventure of the Peter Parker by Tom Holland, it’s the turn of the next chapter of the Phase 4 of Marvel Cinematic Universe. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the sequel to Doctor Strange (Doctor Extraño), hits the billboards on May 6th. Directs Sam Raimi and Benedict Cumberbatch repeats as Stephen Strange alongside Elizabeth Olsen, who returns as Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff.
The first preview of the film has already revealed some of the details that fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will encounter in the film. The most important, and something of which its title already warns: the multiverse will still be present in Phase 4. Loki, the Disney + series starring Tom Hiddleston, and Spider-Man: No Way Home have already played with this element. In the Spider-Man movie, a spell cast by Stephen Strange to make people forget the superhero’s identity opened the door to the multiverse. Its consequences? Villains from other worlds came to the Peter Parker of Hollland and the protagonist also had the help of his counterparts from other realities. Something that marked the return of Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire.
Without a doubt, the appearances of the Spider-Man that have preceded Holland’s on the big screen is one of the great moments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Will repeat Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness this strategy? If so, it is more than likely that Marvel Studios will save these surprises for the premiere of the film. However, as already happened with Spider-Man: No Way Home, theories and rumors are beginning to appear.
BEN AFFLECK AS DAREDEVIL
As reported Big Screen Leaks, Marvel Studios has contacted Ben Affleck to make a cameo as Daredevil in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. “They sent their team preliminary contracts, but I’m not sure if anything came of all that,” you can read in the aforementioned media. “I also heard something like that, but I would not expect a cameo,” they also add in GWW.
They are just rumors and nothing is confirmed, but if Marvel Studios has managed to bring back Maguire, whose film work as an actor has been quite scarce in recent years, why wouldn’t the company chaired by Kevin Feige try too with other actors? If it is true that they are planning an Affleck cameo as Matt Murdock, character that the actor played in 2033 in the film Daredevil, they may also have other names in mind.
What other cameos could happen? If we look at the movies with Marvel characters that hit theaters before the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe we find names like Jennifer Garner in the role of Elektra. The actress gave life to this character also in Daredevil, a film in which Michael Clarke Duncan played Wilson Fisk/Kingpin y Colin Farrell a Bullseye.
THE FANTASTIC FOUR
In turn, some fans have shown on social networks their desire to see the Marvel First Family in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Specifically, Chris Evans to make a cameo as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, whom the actor – who later gave life to Steve Rogers/Captain America– interpreted in Fantastic 4 Y Fantastic Four and Silver Surfer.
Although this is just a request from the fans, MyTimeShineHello -a Reddit member who leaked on key moments of Spider-Man: No Way Home– states that the sequel to Doctor Strange will feature the appearance of Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic. Also that there will be in the film a “most member of the Illuminati”, a group that includes Doctor Strange and Reed Richards in the comics. Will Ioan Gruffudd repeat in the role of Mr. Fantastic?
The rumors do not end there, as it has also been speculated that a X-Men appear in the movie. This has been due to a supposed ‘concept-art’ of the film in which Stephen Strange appears with some handcuffs and two Ultron robots introducing Marvel’s supreme Sorcerer to a man who looks like Charles Xavier/Professor X. It is not confirmed that this image belongs to the film, but if so, will Patrick Stewart or James McAvoy return to bring the character to life?
In the trailer of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness it is advised that the actions carried out by Stephen Strange in Spider-Man: No Way Home they will not go unpunished. Therefore, if the multiverse has attracted the attention of the sorcerer’s world, it will also have done so in those realities in which the door has been opened. Are some of the characters from other worlds looking for the cause of the multiverse? Perhaps Charles Xavier and Reed Richards think that this event was caused by someone with bad intentions and are looking for the culprit. Hence his possible appearances in the film.
On Twitter, user Daninel Richtman has also stated that Wanda Maximoff to fight a character from 20th Century Fox’s Marvel universe, study now converted into 20th Century Studios following its purchase by Disney. While it is true that Maguire and Garfield’s appearances in Spider-Man: No Way Home They are due to an agreement between Sony and Marvel, now that the House of Mickey Mouse has in their possession the Fox characters, it is fitting that the X-Men and the Fantastic Four may appear.
Another character whose cameo is also rumored? Captain Carter, the Peggy Carter of the series What would happen if…? This Disney + fiction shows alternative realities in which, when changing an action, the story is not like the one we know. In this case, it was Peggy Carter who received the serum from the super soldier. If this occurrence occurs, of which it reports Giant Freakin RobotWill we see Hayley Atwell return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
The truth is that in the trailer of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness you can see what it looks like evil version of Stephen Strange, a character very similar to the one introduced in What if …?
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