Many fans are excited for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the upcoming sequel which will take its titular character through a variety of different universes. It’s expected that these journeys will come loaded with a variety of cameos, some of which have already been reportedly leaked. Now Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld has spoken up regarding the alleged leaks, and confirmed that some of the Doctor Strange 2 rumors are indeed true.
He said as much while speaking on an episode of The Big Thing with Kristian Harloff on YouTube. According to Rob Liefeld, much of this information has come from frequent Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness test screenings.
Here’s what he stated when speaking to Kristian Harloff and their co-host Coy Landreau:
“Here’s the deal you all know, I want to know — have either of you been caught trying to sneak into a screening of Doctor Strange 2? …They are testing the shit out of this movie.”
He continued, referring to the rumors:
“The thing is, uh, they’re testing, it’s all getting out. We’re all guilty of hitting those hashtags, there’s always that one guy because, here’s how I know…”
And he confirmed that some of the rumored cameos are indeed true.
“I think it’s safe to say some of the stuff, you just said that’s out there, it’s happening. It’s in, it’s been seen… And so dude, give us lots of that.”
Rob Liefeld also stated that Marvel seems to want even more cameos added to Doctor Strange 2, citing test screenings as the reasons why:
“But yeah, Doctor Strange… to answer that other question and, you know, whatever they’re testing. I kind of feel like each… result of each test that’s being reported in the press is ‘We need to put more cool shit in that movie.'”
Perhaps most importantly, he was able to confirm that some aspects from Fox’s X-Men and Marvel films will be included.
“You want me to see it six times, you bring some of that [Fox-Marvel] stuff in… And actually, I know on some level, some of it is already there. I have just revoked every – every one of my [Marvel] passes just got revoked.”
It’s unclear how accurate this information will be by the time the finished film comes out, but it seems clear that some of it is true. As such, fans will be in for quite the ride when Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness finally hits theaters.
Sam Raimi directed Doctor Strange 2, otherwise known as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, from a screenplay written by Jade Bartlett and Michael Waldron. The film’s cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Xochitl Gomez.
Audiences will be able to see Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness when it hits theaters on May 6, 2022.