Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home blessed audiences with an epic theatrical experience. The movie, in its entirety, was nothing short of a mesmerizing saga. And as if that wasn’t enough, Marvel also surprised fans by including the first-look teaser trailer for Benedict Cumberbatch‘s upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Through the brief glimpse, it was revealed that the sorcerer’s problems had begun to pile up. The threat looming overhead was intensified with his recent tampering with the Multiverse. Along with Benedict Cumberbatch’s main hero, the trailer also teased the return of both Elizabeth Olsen and Benedict Wong as Scarlet Witch and Sorcerer Supreme Wong, respectively.
In addition to this, the film is set to introduce Xochitl Gomez’s America Chavez. The character will play a significant role in the story. Chavez’s ability to travel through the Multiverse is bound to prove beneficial for whoever she teams up with.
Ever since the release of the first trailer, fans have been trying to speculate the actual struggles of on the movie. The teaser does not give much to go on with. Marvel Studios clearly intends for people to think that an evil Variant of Doctor Strange will pose as the main antagonist of the sequel. However, the idea seems too obvious. Much like Gargantos.
Recently, there are rumors about some fortunate people who have already had the opportunity to see one version of the film. And their thoughts on the movie give us a deeper understanding as to what the May release has in store for fans.
A reliable scooper from the industry, KC Walsh, recently revealed on Twitter that he “know[s] someone who saw [Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness].”
Walsh also went ahead to tease the sequel’s “impressive body count” and that he “love[s] what [he’s] hearing:”
“Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness will have an impressive body count and will use its Variants to great effect, love what I’m hearing.”
Marvel’s initial marketing suggests that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is going to be a scary outing. Regarding revealing whether the movie will fall in the Horror category or not, KC Walsh affirmed the news to be true. He says that the film has traces of the genre, and the traces are quite prominent.
Needless to say, Marvel fans are too excited for the upcoming movie. And with the latest confirmation about the film’s deep-rooted horror elements, fans’ enthusiasm is soaring to newer heights. Which is interesting because many believed that Scott Derrickson’s farewell with Marvel Studios was going to affect the movie in that it would lose the more frightening elements.
But the Doctor Strange sequel’s new director, Sam Raimi, is well versed with the horror genre. So the movie will tease certain scares. Apart from his work in the original Spider-Man series, Raimi is known to be popular for the Evil Dead franchise.
The first teaser definitely holds on to the eerie tone that develops throughout. A foreboding sense of an impending doom. Additionally, insider KC Walsh made sure to mention that an “impressive body count” is one of the big elements in the film. And due to this, “things just got out of hand”. For instance, the tiny glimpse of Cumberbatch’s alter ego provided by the trailer.
With that said, the time leading up to the film’s onscreen release is raising fan questions increasingly. Who would be dying in a movie? Is it possible that Marvel is picking up the previously rumored cameos only to have them killed off? And who will be responsible for their deaths?
Of course, it could be anyone. Evil Doctor Strange, or even Gargantos. Another possibility is former Avenger Wanda Maximoff herself. Mainly because the Scarlet Witch was seen accessing the Darkhold. And the Darkhold has a reputation for evil influences.
With that said, fans still have a couple months’ wait ahead of them before they get any answers. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness releases in theaters worldwide on May 6, 2022.