What could possibly the significance of Multiverse of Madness? Something about Doctor Strange and an eerie statement from the MCU hits you in a different way than it does elsewhere. “We are in the endgame now”. “The Multiverse is a concept of which we know frighteningly little”. “Things just got out of hand,” he said. All of these lines will send chills down the spines of MCU fans everywhere.
Because of this, the Doctor Strange sequel’s ominous subtitle was not a surprise to anyone. The infinite Multiverse which has been woven throughout the MCU will be explored in the upcoming Multiverse of Madness.
This universe’s viewers have learned one thing: no matter how much research they do on YouTubing, no one can predict the future next. That viewpoint has never been more aptly expressed than in the game’s title, Multiverse of Madness. The show creators of the eagerly awaited sequel to Doctor Strange are enthused by the film’s inherent ambiguity.
Doctor Strange 2 co-producer Richie Palmer discussed the film’s title and how it has “many different meanings” in the Spring 2022 issue of Disney’s D23 Magazine:
“We honor each definition of the word ‘madness’ in this movie. For example, it’s not just the craziness of what an alternate universe might look like, feel like, or sound like. When you see that there are infinite versions of yourself across infinite universes and you’re a different person in them different facets of you rise to the top.”
Palmer says the film raises the question of “What makes you YOU in each universe?” in reference to the idea of multiple Marvel characters:
“Maybe Stephen meets a few of these guys and wonders, “Oh, am I capable of what that person’s capable of? Are they capable of what I’m capable of?” And that can be maddening, Seeing other versions of yourself make decisions that you would not make can, for better or worse, be maddening- whether that’s for Doctor Strange, for Wanda, or for any of our characters.”
Characters in this film will be forced to examine their own values, and Palmer explains how intense that can be:
“Sometimes the scariest monsters are the ones that dwell within us,” Palmer continues. “And with the Multiverse, maybe some versions of us are more monstrous than others.”
The marketing campaign revolves around the mysteries surrounding this film, its protagonists, and the story that drives them. If Marvel Studios is showcasing precisely what they want us to see, then the mysterious nature of their trailers is a deliberate strategy. It’s safe to say that on May 6, there will be no shortage of twists, turns, and surprises.
There are many aspects of this film that have fans and critics alike on the edge of their seats. Three distinct portrayals of Doctor Strange have already been confirmed for the film’s upcoming madness. The MCU’s most enigmatic character is all over the place when it comes to exploring his psyche.
There are enough Doctor Strange fans around the world who are excited about the idea of an angel/devil, Sanctorum’s ghosts in the past, and a Spider-Man meme angle. It gets even better when you consider the possibility of Wanda and Wong variants, as well as variants based on classic Marvel characters.
In this film, Richie Palmer appears to be genuinely interested in exploring a wide range of madness. The situation in the Multiverse should frighten the general public. Personal madness is possible when you discover who you really are outside of your own world. Strange’s actions in the past, present, and future will have a profound effect on the future of the MCU. Now that we know what the significance of the multiverse of the madness could be, it will be interesting for fans to witness it for themselves when they do in May.