Many fans are anxious to see how Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness unfolds on the big screen. The movie is going to play a large part for the MCU moving forward, especially considering it will intricately explore the multiverse. As such, many have been wondering what kind of villain we could expect in the film that’s been described as a “horror movie” on various occasions. Well, according to a possible leak, we now might have an idea what the villain for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness could be. Or at least one of them.
The possible leak was given out by a user who initially tried to post it on Reddit. After failing to do so, they took it to 4chan, where it was ultimately shared once more on Reddit. As explained via BGR, the user first explained the issues they had with getting verified in an effort to show their credibility:
“Just want to let you folks know that I made that post on 4chan. I first posted it to this subreddit because I thought it would be viewed more credible if I got verified here but the moderators didn’t return my message after I gave them information that I now regret, because it may have been too much to the extent where if they Google what I gave them hard enough they can probably figure out exactly where I work at.”
They explained on 4chan, later Reddit, that they worked on the set for Doctor Strange 2 for one month. They explained it wasn’t enough time to “have the full picture,” and that what they know “aren’t really connected.” As such, this makes the following plot details they revealed require that much more of a grain of salt. But, nevertheless, they suggest some interesting revelations for the upcoming MCU film:
“– [Elizabeth] Olsen’s first scene was in a cabin. She and Cumberbatch talk about a town and the Darkhold. Olsen mentions hearing her kids. Cumberbatch says she probably hallucinated it but after Olsen persists he has a theory.
-I don’t know how many villains in total the film has but one of them is an entity Cumberbatch called Shuma-Gorat. I heard in early drafts the character was going to be something called Chaton [likely Chthon] but [Sam] Raimi came in and wanted an even more freakish looking monster. Cumberbatch tells Olsen about the multiverse. It’s home to parallel Earths and also the chaos dimension which is also where Olsen’s magic comes from. The ruler of the dimension is Shuma voiced by Ariyon Bakare. I saw him only once on set so I assumed it was a voiceover role. Shuma was a random mo-cap person on set. Bakare’s lines had already been recorded and they were being fed to the actors through earpieces like we did with Hardy and Venom’s lines.
-Cumberbatch’s theory is fragments of Olsen’s children’s souls are still present in the dimension. The entry to the dimension is protected by Shuma. [Chiwetel] ]Ejiofor finds Olsen and says he can get her into the dimension without having to deal with Shuma but asks for help in return. They team up. Olsen is determined to get back the children but Cumberbatch is against the idea because her magic can destroy the multiverse as she travels through it.”
We already knew that WandaVision would tie in directly with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, so that much does line up. Of course, there aren’t many other details given and it’s hard to determine the credibility of the potential leak. As such, we can’t know for sure if “Shuma-Gorat” really will be the new Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness villain.
We’ll know for sure when Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness finally hits theaters. The film is currently scheduled to be released on March 25, 2022.