Obi-Wan Kenobi from the Star Wars side and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness from Marvel Studios are just a few days away from bringing excitement to Disney’s content this month. Benedict Cumberbatch’s Avenging Sorcerer is set to take a deep dive into other universes, which will throw him and other characters into the biggest solo MCU adventure to date..
In light of the fact that both Star Wars and Marvel are owned by Disney, there has been some speculation about whether the two franchises could ever interact meaningfully. In Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker makes a passing reference to Star Wars Episode V, but that is the extent of the MCU’s Star Wars allusions. Dr. Strange 2 has the opportunity to travel to a variety of worlds and universes, bringing in characters like Patrick Stewart’s Professor Charles Xavier for the MCU’s next adventure. As a result of the latest pre-release clip, there may be a reason to expect something that has never been seen before in MCU history.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has released a new 17-second clip showing the titular sorcerer and America Chavez hopping between universes. Strange and Chavez appear to travel through a landscape of rocky mountains and flowing lava. Many Star Wars fans have noticed that this planet looks a lot like the lava planet Mustafar from the films. In the 2021 animated MCU series What If…?, Infinity Ultron battled Jeffrey Wright’s Watcher, and Mustafar appeared.
The lava flows down the cliffs in both projects, revealing the enormous buildings on the mountainside. Episode III: Revenge of the Sith’s final battle between Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi takes place here.
There was only about a second of footage from Mustafar shown in this clip of Doctor Strange traveling through the Multiverse, if that’s really meant to be implying. Even a fleeting glimpse of this iconic location in the Multiverse MCU sequel is enough to excite Marvel and Star Wars fans.
Marvel Studios has already released a teaser clip for Doctor Strange 2, so a nod to the Star Wars universe could only be the beginning of what they have in store for the film’s story and surprises. This new MCU outing’s audience will also be interested to see how much screentime or importance a world like Mustafar receives in the story.
As the release date for Doctor Strange 2 approaches, Marvel Studios is gearing up for even more massive surprises, as the studio seeks to make some of its most daring moves ever in a solo film. With just over two hours of playtime available to tell such a massive adventure, bringing in the Star Wars universe could be the beginning of something great.
Because Disney owns both Marvel and Star Wars, it’s no secret that they reside in the same place. As a result, fans have speculated about a possible crossover between the two series, but no progress has been made in that direction over the years. However, the Marvel Cinematic Universe made a reference to George Lucas’ Star Wars during Phase 2 of the Infinity Saga.. Every Phase 2 Marvel film features a character who has an arm amputated, a nod to Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
There is “no reason” for a crossover between Marvel and Star Wars, according to Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige. Filming technology from The Mandalorian would be the closest crossover between the two franchises at this point. Due to comments made by What If…? head writer A.C. Bradley, the MCU’s first animated venture might have given hope that Star Wars could cross paths with EMH.
When Ultron’s universe-bending punch to the Watcher briefly transported them through a location that appears to be Mustafar, a fictional world in the Star Wars universe, the audience was treated to a brief glimpse of the fictional planet. The futuristic structures surrounded by a lava landscape look strikingly similar to those seen on the planet in Revenge of the Sith: Episode III – The Empire Strikes Back. Due to the fact that Mustafar is the birthplace of Darth Vader, it is a well-known Star Wars world. Located in Mustafar system, Atravis sector of the galaxy’s Outer Rim, it is a small planet.
During Revenge of the Sith, this is where Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi fought. In addition, Mustafar appears in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for a brief period of time. A second world that The Watcher and Ultron traveled through during their fight may have been inspired by another Star Wars location. The two characters arrive on a planet with strange, tall trees that resemble those on the Felucia planet from Star Wars.
In theaters May 6, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.