The second trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – The 28th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and a five-fold sequel to it Spider-Man: No Way Home, WandaVision, Loki, What if…? and of course the first Doctor Strange Movie – was released.
It seems to pick up where No way home stopped talking to dr. Stephen Strange (portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch) reaps the consequences of the multiversal mayhem he wreaks in this film.
“I did what I had to do to protect our world,” he says offscreen, to which his sidekick turned wizard Wong (played by Benedict Wong) replies, “You can’t control everything, Strange . You have opened the door between the universes and we do not know who or what will go through it.”
Strange then turns to Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) to help, knowing that she opened the multiverse on her own during the events WandaVision. It is hinted that Maximoff has completed her transformation into the villainous Scarlett Witch, as she later tells Strange in the trailer: “You break the rules and become a hero – I do it, I become the enemy. That doesn’t seem fair.”
Elsewhere in the trailer, we see two variants of Strange (à la Loki) – including the evil variant seen in What if…? and a mutant, zombie-esque twist – classic Marvel villain Shuma Gorath, a twist on Captain Marvel, our first real look at dimension-hopping from America Chavez (played by Xochitl Gomez in the film), and a nod to the return of Charles Xavier/Professor X, as shown in the X-Men Films by Patrick Stewart.
Check out the second trailer Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness under:
Meanwhile a new poster for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness comes with its own teaser: in a shard of glass in the lower right corner we see a glimpse of Captain Carter’s shield. The character — a twist on Captain America that stars Peggy Carter in place of Steve Rogers — also made her debut last year What if…? Series.
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is prepared for the cinema release on May 6th. A synopsis for the film – the first trailer for which has already landed in December 2021 – reads: “Dr. Stephen Strange casts a forbidden spell that opens a portal to the multiverse. However, a threat emerges that may be too big for his team to handle.
It’s the first of three MCU films set to hit screens in 2022. Thor: Love and Thunder follows on July 8th Black Panther: Wakanda Forever scheduled for November 11th. Additionally, Marvel Studios has three Disney+ series in the pipeline this year: moon knight (Premiering March 30), you Hulk and MS. wonder.
In a four star rating of the first Doctor Strange Movie, NMEs Nick Levine wrote that it “definitely offers a new twist on Marvel’s usual ‘superhero saves the world’ narrative.”
He continued: “[Scott] Derrickson’s film isn’t without its flaws: some humorous moments feel snowbound [Rachel] McAdams is wasted in a disappointingly two-dimensional role. But if you’re looking for an antidote to comic book movie fatigue, Doctor Strange could be the one. “