Marvel Studios and Disney revealed the new trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ahead of the Super Bowl 2022. The film will see Strange deal with his greatest challenge yet as he deals with the ramifications of his universe-altering spell in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Joining him on this journey will be Wong (Benedict Wong) and Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen).
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theatres on May 6, 2022.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange which will see Benedict Cumberbatch reprising the titular role. As the title suggests, Multiverse will be the central focus of the film and will include a sinister version of Doctor Strange, similar to the one we saw in the MCU animated series What If…?
A new superhero America Chavez will also make her debut in the film and will aid our heroes with her reality hopping powers. The movie will see Dr Strange and Wanda Maximoff travelling through the multiverse which will feature several cameos from previous and possibly future Marvel films.
One of those cameos teased in the trailer was Charles Xavier, aka Professor X portrayed by Patrick Wilson from the old X-Men movies. At 1:18 into the trailer, a mystery character is heard saying, “We should tell him the truth” – which is surely Patrick’s voice.
For those out of the loop, Disney acquired Fox Entertainment in 2019 which gives the megacorporation rights to the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Deadpool and other Marvel characters.
It will be tough to top the nostalgia of Spider-Man: No Way Home but bringing the X-Men into the MCU is the closest Marvel can come to topping it. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is yet to formally introduce the X-Men or mutants in the series, so adding them in this film is a major addition.
We also catch a glimpse of Scarlet Witch battling someone, who looks like Captain Marvel but it can be Monica Rombeau from the WandaVision series.
The Doctor Strange sequel is set after the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home and the Disney+ shows WandaVision and Loki. The events of the TV shows will have a direct and lasting impact on the MCU, so it’s best to catch up with it before watching Doctor Strange 2.
The film is directed by Sam Raimi who directed the original Spider-Man Trilogy featuring Tobery Mcguire.