This story contains story set up details that may be considered spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
A new report has revealed a closer look at the storyline for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and it gives us a better idea of why America Chavez is joining the MCU as well as the kinds of characters and multiverse dimensions the movie will depict.
As revealed in the latest issue of Empire magazine, America Chavez (played by Xochitl Gomez) arrives in the MCU’s home dimension after hopping through parallel universes. She’s being chased by “mysterious creatures intent on siphoning off her power and using it for their own nefarious ends.”
We’ve seen one of these creatures in the trailer; the one-eyed tentacle monster known as Gargantos. Doctor Strange and Wong are able to save Chavez from the beast, but her arrival prompts Strange to look further into the multiverse. “He is very aware that he must not allow Multiversal episodes like we experienced in No Way Home because he saw how dangerous they were,” director Sam Rami told Empire.
This leads the team to Wanda Maximoff, the only other person in the MCU with an understanding of parallel universes. The Empire report states that the journey will see Strange meet a variety of multiverse variants of familiar characters, including versions of Wanda, Chiwetel Ejifor’s Karl Mordo, Wong, and Rachel McAdam’s Christine Palmer. That’s in addition to the three variants of Strange himself that were teased in the trailer: Sinister Strange, zombie Strange, and a superheroic-style incarnation of the Sorcerer Supreme.
As for the places these people will be found, pretty much anything seems to be on the table. “There are infinite worlds out there,” said producer Richie Palmer. “Some are identical to ours, and we wouldn’t be able to pick out the differences. Some are animated, and we are 2D cartoon characters with yellow skin like The Simpsons.”
It feels pretty safe to say that Multiverse of Madness, by this description at least, will be the most out-there of Marvel’s big-screen projects. “You will see just how Sam Rami it is, in ways that will make fans of Evil Dead II very happy,” promised MCU boss Kevin Feige, which certainly suggests a very strange film.
For more, see why Benedict Cumberbatch thinks Doctor Strange 2 could be as big as No Way Home, and Patrick Stewart confirming that it is indeed him in the trailer. And if you’re asking why and how, then we’ve got you covered.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.
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