Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Trailer is Out, Shows ‘What If…?’ Connections

Shouldn’t have tampered with that spell

The following article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home.

After the wild ride he had in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is back, and dealing with the after effects of what the spell he created in order to help Peter Parker clear his name. The trailer dropped last night, but was originally shown as the post credits scene after No Way Home.

The trailer

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The trailer for the Sam Raimi-directorial was released along with Hawkeye‘s finale, and also features Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch. We knew that the movie will have a connection to WandaVision, but things got really out of hand after No Way Home. In the trailer, we see Strange approach Wanda, she starts speaking, assuming that it will be about Westview, but he interrupts her by saying it’s a different issue.

As we know, Peter Parker did get his name cleared at the end of No Way Home, but it came with the biggest sacrifice ever – the whole world (including Strange) forgetting who he is. Strange did manage to send all the Spider-Man villains, as well as Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Mans as well, but the fallout hasn’t ended. We see Strange’s ally-turned-enemy Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) saying that Strange himself is the greatest threat to this universe.

Strange Supreme

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That’s the name for Stephen Strange’s corrupted variant, who was hell-bent on changing fate so that he can save his lover Christine (Rachel McAdams) from dying. He was first seen in What If…? and we see him growing stronger in power and finally destroying his entire universe. However, he was later recruited by the Watcher to stop the alternate version of Ultron. In the trailer, we got a first look at the live-action Strange Supreme.

Aside from Cumberbatch, Olsen, and McAdams, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness also stars Xochitl Gomez (The Baby-Sitters Club) as America Chavez, aka Miss America, who has the power to punch holes in between universes. She will join Strange in this cosmic adventure.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will hit theatres on May 6.




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