Benedict Cumberbatch returns as the mysterious Doctor Stephen Strange, attempting to navigate the Multiverse following the aftermath of shows Wandavision and Loki as well as the recent cinematic spectacular Spiderman: No Way Home. The film is described by Marvel as ‘a thrilling ride through the Multiverse with Doctor Strange, his trusted friend Wong [Benedict Wong] and Wanda Maximoff [Elizabeth Olsen]’.
First looks at the trailer show the newly official Scarlet Witch in conversation with Doctor Strange, but shows a darker side to her - perhaps portraying her as the villain for this upcoming piece. As well, we see ‘Evil Strange’, a sort of alter ego, who also shows Strange in a negative light after bending and shaping reality to best suit his life. All in all, it's clear that by opening up the Multiverse, there's bound to be a lot of chaos to follow (which you can explore now by watching What If? on Disney+).
Unfortunately, this trailer also poses a lot of questions and theories, especially for fellow Marvel nerds such as me and my older brother – who fuelled the fire for my obsession in the first place! Did I really see a zombie? Who was the flying person, glowing yellow? Was that Captain Marvel, or maybe the return of Monica Rambo and her new powers? Did I spot America Chavez? With the opening of the Multiverse, will we really see Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool? Or the return of Iron Man (Tom Cruise’s version)? And please tell me that was the infamous Patrick Stewart returning as Charles Xavier. I could speculate theories for hours, but for now, we must wait until the 6th of May for the madness to ensue.