The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to be a powerhouse in the Hollywood landscape, with the latest phases of superhero content spreading across both the big screen and the small screen via Disney Plus. The amount of content being released is amazing to say the least, and fans continue to be excited for every coming installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This includes Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which despite having lost its director, is still on track with actor Benedict Cumberbatch once again playing the titular role. And as it turns out, Doctor Strange 2 might have alternate versions of classic MCU characters and superheroes making appearances via the multiverse as indicated in a new report.
Coming from MCU Cosmic, the blog has made the following report that the new film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness might in fact be introducing classic MCU characters both living and dead as alternate versions of themselves. Here’s how they put it:
“The concept of the Multiverse means there are other alternate realities where there are known MCU characters, but they could be very different. And according to a reliable source, the Doctor Strange sequel will explore that and it sounds like we may see some known MCU characters but in very different ways.”
They’ve also assured readers that although familiar characters may be coming back through the multiverse, they might not have quite the same actors or actresses portraying them. Nevertheless, it’ll be interesting to see how Marvel handles the concept of a multiverse especially in the official Marvel Cinematic Universe. Things can either work out greatly for the already massive franchise or it can begin to get very messy. Only time will tell.
But given Sony’s preferences for multiverses with the rather successful Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and whatever exactly is going on with Morbius, we may be getting to see a lot more of the multiverse concept in future movies than just Doctor Strange 2.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will hit theaters on May 7, 2021.