Note: Spoilers alluding to the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home are present in this trailer and article.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is getting very interesting as the franchise enters Phase Four, the latest and possibly most exciting Phase of the MCU so far. With the recent release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, the next movie is set to be a spectacular experience.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (or Doctor Strange 2) is the MCU’s next cinematic release, which is a fair way away as it will be out in May 2022.
Yesterday (December 22nd, 2021) saw the release of the trailer for Doctor Strange 2, and fans are more than excited to see the return of not only Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), but of the Scarlet Witch herself, Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen).
The last time fans saw Wanda, was in the first ever MCU and Disney+ series, WandaVision, when the grief-stricken hero essentially mind-controlled the town of Westview. Fans adored the show, as it delved even deeper into Wanda’s mind and the pain she felt after losing Vision (Paul Bettany) at the end of Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
A few years ago, audiences were wondering if the idea of the multiverse would even be present in the MCU, and now we are getting a grand tour of the idea within two Marvel movies so far. The franchise has already explored time travel, so the multiverse is the next big step in showcasing the endless possibilities for the MCU.
No Way Home saw the multiverse crack open, and a whole load of surprises “squeak through”, as Doctor Strange put it. Now, it seems that we will be seeing the wizard himself deal with the consequences seen in No Way Home, and he needs Wanda’s help to do it.
The trailer for Doctor Strange 2 has already gotten fans talking, as amazing visuals tease the story that is to come in just a few months’ time. Not only does Wanda return, but so does Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams), and of course Strange’s trusted friend, Wong (Benedict Wong).
We also see a short clip of Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange looking a little worse for wear; the scene is similar to one seen in the Marvel series What If...?, in which Doctor Strange had come into contact with some very dark forces.
It seems that Doctor Strange 2 is going to be an outstanding event, and fans, as they always do, are already speculating and theorising about what could happen in the film, and whatever that may be might mean for the MCU going forward.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be in cinemas on May 6th, 2022.
Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal