The upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is expected to both introduce a wide number of original characters and others that are quite familiar to fans. While it’s unclear just how large the potential number of cameos for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be, fans can now count on actor Anson Mount to reprise his role as Black Bolt. The character was first introduced in the ABC television series Inhumans, which was canceled after one season in 2018.
While that did seem like the end for Black Bolt and his fellow Inhumans, that’s no longer the case. We’ve been told that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will bring back Black Bolt as a variant, with actor Anson Mount once again portraying him. This move seems to fit in line with what Marvel has been doing with several of their characters, particularly Daredevil and Kingpin who’ve been reintroduced in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Hawkeye. Of course, it’s still unclear just how these reintroductions fit in with the overall canon of the MCU.
With Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, however, it doesn’t look like canon will be that much of an issue at this point. The film will be going through Marvel’s entire Multiverse, which could provide the film with a variety of different continuities to take advantage of. Whether ABC’s Inhumans series is canon with the MCU or not, it could just be one of many alternate universes referenced in the upcoming film. Or, alternatively, it could be declaring Inhumans as part of the official MCU canon.
Either way, fans will be getting more of Black Bolt – and that’s an occasion worth celebrating. Actor Anson Mount did a great job with portraying the character, and it’s clear that Marvel has acknowledged this in their efforts to bring him back. With the film reported to include a number of cameos similar to those featured in Spider-Man: No Way Home, it seems as though this Doctor Strange sequel has the potential to rectify all Marvel projects across the board.
Sam Raimi directed 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.