The Marvel Cinematic Universe film Spider-Man: No Way Home gave fans a small taste at what the Multiverse could provide. The film introduced a variety of familiar characters from other Spider-Man continuities into the MCU. This included both supervillains that were already dead and beloved characters like Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker as well as Andrew Garfield’s take on the character. As such, fans expect similar surprise characters to appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Now according to a newly-surfaced merchandise image, fans can get a look at a character’s new variant that will appear in Doctor Strange 2.
The image, as you can observe below, are for a new line of Monogram International Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness keychain figures. Fans can clearly see all of the different figures in addition to the box display they’ll be shipped in. The images, which include 11 different figures, also reveal that some of the figures are actually variants.
Here’s the image:
Monogram International is releasing a new line of #DoctorStrange in the Multiverse of Madness keychain figures! pic.twitter.com/somrBqI1Yk
— Doctor Strange 2 Updates (@DrStrangeUpdate) April 3, 2022
While the image shows us Doctor Strange and two of his variants, something which was already known about the film, the image also gives one excitingly new tidbit. It appears that Wong will also have a variant in the Doctor Strange sequel, because the image shows a figure next to him named “Defender Wong.” Because the film already includes a variant known as Defender Strange, it appears that we’ll see Defender Wong alongside this take of Strange.
At this point, it seems like we could see variants for any number of Marvel Cinematic Universe characters. In fact, we’ll probably see variants outside of said continuity as well – especially considering Patrick Stewart’s appearance in the upcoming film. If Professor X is involved, then it seems fair to say anything could be in the cards for this massive MCU blockbuster.
The highly-anticipated sequel to Doctor Strange, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, will be released in theaters on May 4, 2022.