Marvel may get a new character who can alter the MCU’s power structure in Sam Raimi’s The Multiverse of Madness. Cumberbatch has been cast in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Avengers sequel as the franchise’s main sorcerer, Benedict Cumberbatch. There are already some big names in the cast for Doctor Strange 2. However, there may be more surprises in store for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Spider-Man: No Way Home sets the stage for the events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Doctor Strange’s plan to help Peter Parker has serious consequences for the multiverse’s health. Marvel Studios is making one final push for the sequel’s marketing as the premiere date approaches, but the studio is keeping the plot of the film under wraps. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will feature The Living Tribunal, one of the most powerful Marvel Comics characters, according to a new TV spot.
Doctor Strange and America Chavez may have seen the Living Tribunal while traveling through alternate realities in the Multiverse of Madness promo clip. The creature’s three heads make it easy to identify, and Raimi’s involvement makes sense given the film’s central premise.
If the Living Tribunal appears in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the balance of power in the MCU will be altered. “The End of the Ancient One!” in Strange Tales #157 by Stan Lee and Marie Severin introduced him as the supreme judge of all reality. In order to keep the multiverse safe, One-Above-All created the Living Tribunal. As opposed to other characters in the vast multiverse, there’s only ever been one Living Tribunal. Even the combined might of the Infinity Stones can’t stop him.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will feature the Living Tribunal for the first time, but it won’t be the first time he is mentioned in the MCU. “The Staff of the Living Tribunal” is a magical staff that Mordo explains to Stephen Strange, a new recruit to the Masters of Mystic Arts, in Scott Derrickson’s original Doctor Strange film.
Even if the cosmic entity has no connection, Marvel Studios can use that information to enhance their interconnected storytelling. They also considered bringing in a Living Tribunal for Endgame, but decided against it. In the minds of Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the Living Tribunal would be the place where Thanos would be sentenced to death for all of his crimes. However, the scene was axed.
In the MCU’s future, the arrival of the Living Tribunal is likely to be an important factor. However, it is possible that he will only appear in a cameo role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The film already has a crowded cast, so the addition of yet another star could be counterproductive. However, now that the entity’s existence has been established, it will be simple to introduce him into the franchise’s future storylines.