New “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” Teaser Reveals Colossal Villain
In a brief, thrilling new teaser for director Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, we get a peek at one of the colossal villains—or really, monsters—that Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his allies will be facing. At the 18-second mark, we see Wong (Benedict Wong) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) facing off against a massive monster that has no doubt been unleashed from the multiverse.
In Raimi’s long-awaited return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (he directed the first Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire before Marvel Studios had created their vaunted MCU), Doctor Strange will need all the help he can get. This is why he taps old friend and former Avenger Wanda Maximoff to help him try to handle what’s coming from the multiverse. “The multiverse, it’s life or death,” Strange tells Wanda during a little stroll in a park. “I could use an Avenger,” he continues. “There are other Avengers,” she tells him. Always quick with a quip, Strange says, “We can get you back on the lunch box.”
Raimi directs from a script by Michael Waldron, and we know that Multiverse of Madness is set after the epic events in Spider-Man: No Way Home, when Doctor Strange, trying to do a good deed for Peter Parker, ended up unleashing the multiverse, with its multiple Spider-Men (enter Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s versions) and bygone villains from their realms along with them. Thanks to previous trailers we also know Strange will be up against forces that are greater than any he’s previously faced, which include the monster you’ll see below. Also, an evil version of himself (and we think an evil version of Wanda), which will be a formidable challenge to say the least.
Joining Wong, Olsen, and Cumberbatch are Xochitl Gomez, an MCU newcomer playing the superhero America Chavez, Rachel McAdams as Dr. Christine Palmer, Patrick Stewart returning as Charles Xavier, and Chiwetel Ejiofor returnign as Mordo.
Check out the video below. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, April 6. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness arrives on May 6.
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Featured image: Elizabeth Olsen in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” Courtesy Marvel Studios.