The trailer and TV spot for Doctor Strange 2: Multiverse of Madness has finally aired on YouTube and it is certain for what we will see. The trailer shows us one thing: Kang, the TVA and Loki’s plans have no impact but their actions did on the MCU’s multiverse.
In the Super Bowl trailer for Multiverse of Madness, it was hinted at the appearance of the first X-Men in the MCU, Professor X. He is played by Patrick Stewart. This made people more excited about what else the movie would have.
It’s been a few months since Spider-Man: No Way Home brought together five villains from previous movies as well as the other Peter Parkers. Now, another big-scale multiverse movie is coming to MCU.
Even though it is coming close than we expect, it still has to answer some questions. Every movie has a definitive ending and the MCU is no stranger to this. Now, if Doctor Strange (one of the variant who survives) succeeds in closing the multiverse, what could the consequences be? How would that impact the current state of affairs in the MCU. Is Marvel willing to take the risk of erasing what they’ve established through the multiverse concept?
It’s fair to assume that the world had got their chance at redeeming the Spider-men experience for a while. With Strange’s goof up with the multiverse, it brought some highlights to Mordo’s quote from the first film. His quote was
“You still think there will be no consequences, Strange? No price to pay? We broke the rules. Just like her. The bill comes due. Always!”
And it certainly did with what we saw in No Way Home. Strange’s trust over Peter led to the crack of the multiverse and at the same time. Loki and Sylvie did do pretty heavy damage to the timeline at the citadel too. We can’t say who is responsible for this cataclysmic event that may finally be solved in Doctor Strange 2. But, one thing is for sure, we may not see a satisfying ending to this story.
With what’s said to happen in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, we are still going to delve into the multiverse. So, it may not be over with in Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness. Kang will return in his prime form as the dangerous Kang the Conqueror. So, we are surely seeing a worse but slow effect on the MCU’s sacred timeline.
Well, we may be seeing more on our plate than what we may miss. The timelines split, thus creating variants of one character. These variants are bound to have accidentally entered the MCU. A prime example was in Spiderman: No Way Home, we saw the villains from the Raimi and Webb verse but how, and from where wasn’t answered.
Later on, we saw Tobey and Andrew’s version of Peter Parker who were also confused as to where they landed after Strange’s event. After they were sent back to their timelines, we shift directly to Multiverse of Madness. Doctor Strange is definitely paying for his mistakes and Wanda is key to this. A cat and mouse event will occur and the consequences will be deadly.
Loki and Sylvie playing with the TVA’s instruments did also alter the multiverse. How could we forget Endgame, did Cap actually return the stones to their origin. It wasn’t apparent to how Steve Rogers knew the exact point and place where the stones were. So, is Steve responsible for all this drama?
Now, Loki and Sylvie will return in Loki 2 and this is certain to happen before Antman 3. That’s where we will see Kang the Conqueror. The deadly villain from the future is here to stay for this Phase 5. If erased, it would a colossal effect on the demographics as well.
A lot of Marvel fans seem to think that the Multiverse is a good way to keep them excited about what is coming up ahead. This plan is almost certain to be a success because it can bring characters from different eras together and make them interact in ways that have never been seen before on the big screen.
The first Doctor Strange movie introduced the idea that there was a Multiverse in the MCU. It wasn’t until Loki started talking about variants, that the saga started to work with the idea that there are different versions of the same character that exist at the same time.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is yet another huge step toward Marvel’s Multiverse, and it’s a big one. No marketing for the movie so far has used any ideas from Loki, which was the first show to delve into it. The movie may have some surprises for Loki fans when it comes out.
Sylvie had killed He Who Remains and it broke the barrier that kept the Sacred Timeline from all the other timelines. No Way Home treated its Multiverse as an accident, and it didn’t discuss more on it.
They didn’t even call Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man as variants. Even if Multiverse of Madness brings Loki into a movie that is stacked, the conflicts in the movie is most likely going to be that Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch did mess up with their powers.
Doctor Strange is the best person to finish the storylines set up in Loki after What If…? and No Way Home. This is the only link to bring the God of Mischief’ back into the MCU. There will have been two years without any direct connections to a show that seemed so crucial to the storyline.
It is against the rules to alter the timelines. Since, Strange did that once, he for sure wouldn’t try that again. We are now seeing the X-Men being introduced, a Fantastic Four coming up and more important shows.
If anyone who can save these entities from being erased again, its Strange. Hence, the whole Multiverse depends on our Strange.
Doctor Strange: Multiverse Of Madness will release in theaters on May 6th 2022.