Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness Teaser Open A Dangerous Portal

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness Teaser Open A Dangerous Portal

I have not seen Spider-Man: No Way Home anyway – no spoilers! – but I do know that Dr. Stephen Strange plays a crucial role in this. I know this because Doctor Strange can rip holes in the cosmos and create portals to alternate universes, or something, and that same ability is the thrust of the plot of the new Spidey movie.

I also know that it has been five years since Doctor Strange anchored his own film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That makes the newly released teaser for the wonderfully titled movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness A reward. In it we see that the man himself struggles with the consequences of invoking the said multiverse.

Judging by the appearance of his brooding, those repercussions are likely the exact opposite of the kind of whimsy seen in 2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, another story in another timeline. In this story, Doctor Strange is faced with perhaps his greatest threat yet: himself.

Familiar faces abound in the clip, released on Wednesday (December 22). dr. Rachel McAdams’ Christine Palmer is back, no less in a wedding dress, and stars Benedict Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor are also back. Very exciting is that Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch is here too, seemingly out of retirement (or post-WandaVision exile?) for one last job. Or whatever that trope’s superhero equivalent is.

“The multiverse is a concept that we know terrifyingly little about,” Strange says in the voiceover to begin the clip. I’d say the same could be said about the metaverse, but that’s beside the point (for now). Strange’s mystical use of the multiverse seems to have unleashed a whole host of new dangers that he will face in the new film, which will hit theaters on May 6.

Notably, the film reunites director Sam Raimi with the world of Marvel. Long before the MCU, Raimi helmed the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man trilogy from 2002 to 2007. Current Spider-Man, Tom Holland, recently joined MTV News with his co-stars Zendaya and Jacob Batalon. Find their chat below.


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