“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” Trailer Reveals Scarlet Witch & an Evil Stephen Strange
“The multiverse is a concept about which we know frighteningly little.” These words, spoken by Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), set the tone for the first trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. We know the good Doctor has already unleashed the multiverse, accidentally, in Spider-Man: No Way Home to spectacular effect. Now, with director Sam Raimi at the helm, Doctor Strange will be plunging into the multiverse in his own adventure.
The first official trailer for Multiverse of Madness hits you like an uppercut from multiple dimensions. Doctor Strange has made a terrible mistake, we can hear Wong (Benedict Wong) admonish him for “desecrating reality.” That’s a heavy charge, and things only get heavier when Strange makes a visit to Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), fresh off creating her own reality, to heartbreaking effect, in WandaVision. This tells us Multiverse of Madness is set after the events in WandaVision, and Wanda thinks Strange has arrived to talk to her about the damage she caused when she moved heaven and earth to recreate a happy reality and a perfect marriage to a resurrected Vision. But Doctor Strange isn’t there to lecture her. He needs her help.
This is the moment the trailer takes its final, pivotal turn to the big reveal. Strange ends up coming face-to-face with the greatest threat to the universe, according to Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), the villain from the first Doctor Strange. And who, or what, is the greatest threat to the universe?
It’s a doozy of a final image, seeing the Doctor facing the Doctor, his multiverse twin grinning sadistically and saying, “Things just got out of hand.” It’s the kind of battle this brilliant head trip of a character was meant for, and in Sam Raimi’s capable hands, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is one of the most eagerly anticipated MCU films of 2022.
Check out the trailer below. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on May 6, 2022.
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Featured image: Benedict Cumberbatch in “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.”