It was a long time since Marvel Studios gave us, as a post-credits scene, the trailer for their next production (it still feels weird, but we will allow it) and this time it was one of the films that has had the most speculation, only after Spider-Man: No Way Home. The problem with this, of course, is that after No Way Home, we know everything can happen in the MCU. So how much can we expect from the second Dr. Strange solo movie? Very much.
What will Dr. Strange In The Multiverse of Madness be about?
Yes, in principle, it is revealed to us: Strange’s failed spell in No Way Home caused a multiversal rift that altered reality. But why would that seriously affect him? Following the facts raised in Loki (where Kang talks about himself having evil variants in other universes), perhaps it was not the spell that “our” Strange did, but the one that the other Dr. Strange did, the one that everyone has called ‘Evil Strange’, for being a clearly twisted version.
Supreme Strange has an appearance in the movie?
No, in the sense that they are not strictly the same character. Thinking that the facts of What If …? are canon at some point in the multiverse, Supreme Strange remains locked in his little collapsed reality, as Ultron’s private guard , and also Killmonger and Arnim Zola’s. That does not imply that there is no other corrupted Dr. Strange. Which would not necessarily imply that it is bad. Although the lack of confirmation from other members of the cast and another villain make us point out that Strange is the protagonist and the antagonist of the film.
However, there are some winks similar to the story of What If …? : Strange’s broken watch (which was broken in the accident where, in that universe, Christine Palmer dies), her wedding, the emotional trauma. At least it’s good to see Rachel McAdams return to her character (which was rumored not to happen).
Is Scarlet Witch really in the story?
Wanda Maximoff appears in the trailer with the two outfits that we saw at the end of Wanda / Vision: casual field clothes, and her Scarlet Witch outfit. The first is probably a projection of the second as it tries to decipher the Darkhold. The appearance of Scarlet Witch in the film could support the theory of the Evil Strange, because as Agatha Harkness said: “The Scarlet Witch has an even greater power than the Supreme Sorcerer“. So he goes to her to conquer … himself.
Is Shuma-Gorath in the movie?
Sorry folks, that tentacled beanbag you saw in the trailer isn’t Shuma-Gorath. That original is much larger and more dangerous (just as we saw in the What If …? Of Captain Carter). The little monster Strange fights with is called Gargantos, and for the few seconds of the fight against it, it can be seen that the Supreme Sorcerer faces it to save América Chávez. Now some may wonder …
Who is América Chávez?
To anger your conservative uncle, América Chávez is the second character in the comics to wear the mantle of Miss America . She has super strength, super speed (almost equal to that of light) and is capable of opening star-shaped portals for herself and anyone else to travel through the multiverse. In addition, he is one of the first Latino and LGBTQ characters to be included in the comics and, now, in the UCM. So surely Strange’s need to turn to her is to allow him to travel to other universes.
When is Dr. Strange In The Multiverse of Madness going to be released?
The film will hit theaters on May 6, 2022, and it is one of the most anticipated films even before Avengers: Endgame, as it was believed (wished) that the Supreme Sorcerer had another solo adventure from before, as the first movie was one of the best and most amazing of the MCU. And from what we’ve seen of this new trailer, it sure won’t disappoint us.