Although Patrick Stewart initially denied any involvement in the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel, despite the newest trailer suggesting otherwise, it seems he’s now changed his mind. Patrick Stewart has now openly confirmed that he’s a part of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, something which has fans especially excited for the upcoming project.
He revealed as much while speaking with Jake Takes, and he referenced the reactions from fans that were made after the trailer was released. Interestingly, Patrick Stewart noted he didn’t even recognize his own voice at first.
Here’s what he said:
“Well, I had my phone turned off as it happened, so I didn’t hear anything. It wasn’t until the next morning when I woke up and looked at my phone and found that I had been bombarded with responses and that my PR people had sent me reactions that they had detailed and passed onto me. I actually didn’t recognize my own voice, it sounded different. Whether I had a cold or something at the time, I don’t know. But I was astonished, and all they saw was the back of my shoulder, and I think my earlobe, nothing else. There would have been so many connections made. But, uh, it pleased me.”
It’s been largely speculated that Patrick Stewart is reprising his role as Professor X, and that his character will be part of The Illuminati. While it’s unclear if that’s definitely the case, it certainly would make sense. Hopefully we’ll know more soon, but in the meantime, it’s great to know that Patrick Stewart is officially part of the film.
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 the Multiverse epic Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness when it hits theaters on May 6, 2022.