Dec 22, 2021

Where does the Dr Strange Evil in Multiverse of Madness 2022 come from? 📆

In the new Teaser for the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, it looks like Doctor Strange will once again be facing a evil of himself - and this could be one of the main villains of the movie. However, it remains unclear whether this Dr Strange variant arises from the current universe or from another, and whether it is the Dr Strange Supreme that once appeared in the What If…? animated series

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A Brief on Dr Strange in What If…?

A version of Doctor Strange appeared in three episodes of What If...? series, in three nexus situations: if Doctor Strange lost his love instead of his hand, if Ultron won, and if Watcher broke his promise.

In this universe, Stephen Strange did not accept the death of his lover Christine Palmer, and was obsessed with resurrecting her in any way possible. This Doctor Strange Supreme began to accumulate power by absorbing the energies of magical beings, eventually breaking the laws of reality to bring Palmer back to life. However that broke the universe's point of time that can not be undone - causing it to shatter forever.

When the Watcher needed Dr Strange's help to defeat a variant of Ultron that was threatening the entire multiverse, Dr Strange became the leader of the Guardians of the Multiverse.

Finally, after the war with Ultron, Dr Strange promised to guard the last shard of his home universe, which now serves as a dimension to imprison the Killmonger, Ultron, and Arnim Zola variants who are competing to obtain the Infinity Stones.

Would the What If's Dr Strange Supreme appear in the Movie 2022?

We still think that if the MCU multiverse already has Evil Doctor Strange, it's just natural for him to appear again in the 2022 Movie.

However, the connection has yet to be confirmed by anyone involved with this movie.

It should be considered that What If ...? and Multiverse of Madness are made by different teams, and they don't have the same writers. Recently, director Bryan Andrews of What If...? says the Multiverse of Madness crew had a reference to What If…?'s version of Dr Strange, but maybe they were inspired by the version a little.

It's entirely possible that the Multiverse of Madness will pick up what happens in What If...? to start a new series of events! But there are also many worlds in the multiverse, and there may be more than one Evil Doctor Strange out there to be picked or fresh-created.

An infinite multiverse that makes anything possible.

Wanda's New Power (Scarlet Witch)

Multiverse of Madness is set after Spider-Man: No Way Home 2021, so Dr Strange already knows the existence of the Multiverse, but perhaps his understanding of it is still quite limited.

In the trailer, Dr Strange turns to Wanda for help on the knowledge regarding the multiverse. Another scene shows Wanda magically meditating with a ring of candles around - similar to the scene from the credits of finale episode of the Wandavision series, in which Wanda heard her son's cry for help from another universe.

This can be implicitly determined, thanks to the book of Darkhold, Wanda has developed the ability to "observe and hear everything" in the Multiverse. From the current timeline, Wanda has the ability to use her magic to know what's going on in other universes.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be in theaters from May 6, 2022.