Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness Sees Wong Spellbound

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is currently the most anticipated MCU movie. The film has been beautifully set up by Spider-Man: No Way Home which has shattered many box office records.

In No Way Home, we saw Doctor Strange first botch a reality-altering spell that brought multiple multiversal villains from other Spider-Man franchises. However, in the end, he was able to get the spell right.

But surely, as the master of the mystic arts himself said, we know frighteningly little of the multiverse. So playing with it will surely have consequences, and we have already seen a glimpse of that in the trailer for Doctor Strange 2 with that evil variant of Strange.

Now, a newly released official image from Marvel Studios for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness shows Wong in some trouble.

New Doctor Strange 2 Pic Shows Wong In Trouble

New picture of Wong in Doctor Strange 2

The pic was shared by USA Today in a gallery full of images of new upcoming movies. In the pic, we can see Wong (Benedict Wong) looking pretty battered. He has a laceration on his forehead, and it looks like his hands are bound by some spell.

The image caption says that the multiversal plot of Doctor Strange 2 will cause Wong a lot of trouble. So who is binding him? Some fans think that it might be Wanda. But others think that it could be the evil Doctor Strange we see in the trailer.

What do you think?

Wong’s Current Status In The MCU

Benedict Wong as Wong

Note that Multiverse of Madness will be Benedict Wong’s sixth overall live-action appearance as Wong in the MCU. We first saw him in 2016’s Doctor Strange, and then he reprised his role in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

After this, we saw him in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) and then again in Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021). Along with this, Benedict Wong even voiced his MCU character in an episode of the What If…? animated original series from Marvel Studios on Disney+.

Spider-Man: No Way Home informed viewers about the new status of Wong. He was in fact, the new Sorcerer Supreme since Doctor Strange was absent after getting snapped by Thanos.

Viewers will remember that Wong successfully survived Thanos’ snap in Infinity War. Doctor Strange himself was called the Sorcerer Supreme in his 2016 solo movie after the Ancient One’s death.

In No Way Home, Strange doesn’t look upset at all that he isn’t the Sorcerer Supreme anymore. Maybe he is glad that he doesn’t have to shoulder the less-than-glamorous responsibilities that come up with that job title.

But that doesn’t mean that he can avoid the multiversal storm that’s coming for him in the next movie. After all, he is responsible for it in a way. So he is the one who will have to solve it.

Disney+’s Loki, What If…?, and No Way Home have opened up the multiverse. But Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be the one to explore it in more detail.

Who Are In Doctor Strange 2?

Doctor Strange 2 poster

Thankfully, Doctor Strange isn’t alone in this fight. He will be joined by Wanda Maximoff, aka., the Scarlet Witch, America Chavez, and of course Wong.

It should be noted that apart from being a sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange, the Multiverse of Madness film is also a follow-up of 2021’s Disney+ show WandaVision. After all, as per the trailer, Stephen Strange will ask Wanda for help.

Along with Cumberbatch, Olsen, and Wong, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will have Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, and Michael Stuhlbarg reprise their roles of Karl Mordo, Christine Palmer, and Nicodemus West from the first movie.

Spider-Man No Way Home concept art with America Chavez

Of course, there’s a new character who will be joining the cast as well. The character is America Chavez, and she will be played by Xochitl Gomez.

Newly released concept art showed that she was supposed to appear in Spider-Man: No Way Home. But that didn’t happen. However, viewers will get to meet her in Doctor Strange 2.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness releases in theaters on May 6.

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