A New “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” Teaser Reveals Evil Doctor Strange’s Third Eye
A new Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness teaser, titled “Dreams,” hints at the mind-bending nightmare that director Sam Raimi has cooked up for MCU fans. The teaser, utilizing a cover of Roy Orbison’s deathless “In Dreams,” gives us a glimpse of the nightmare that Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) finds himself in, and highlights how much Raimi has infused the film with his special brand of horror-inflected madness. At the 47-second mark, you’ll see the Evil Doctor Strange (unleashed from the multiverse) and his third eye (or Eye of Agamotto to you Marvel-heads) opening on his forehead. It’s just one wild moment in the teaser, which also includes a nod back at WandaVision, in which Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff enslaved an entire New Jersey suburb in the Hex, all in an effort to get Vision back, with disastrous results.
The teaser focuses on the notion of dreams because Strange says he has the same one every night, involving his ex-wife, Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams). Wanda’s dreams, however, are more like nightmares, which show the twin boys she “had” with Vision during WandaVision (which was actually all, in a sense, a dream), only for them to be ripped away from her again. This nod towards WandaVision implies that Marvel’s Disney+ series held a few clues for Raimi’s film, which he directed from a script by Michael Waldron.
Check out the new teaser here:
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set after the epic events in Spider-Man: No Way Home, when Doctor Strange tried to help Peter Parker erase everyone’s memory that he was Spider-Man, but instead ended up unleashing the multiverse. Joining Olsen and Cumberbatch are Benedict Wong as Strange’s right-hand man Wong, Xochitl Gomez as superhero America Chavez, Rachel McAdams as Dr. Christine Palmer, Patrick Stewart returning as Charles Xavier, and Chiwetel Ejiofor returning as Mordo.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness arrives on May 6.
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Featured image: Benedict Cumberbatch in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” Courtesy Marvel Studios.