Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is expected to be released on May 6th, and is predicted to greatly shift the MCU. The sequel will be about the consequences of Strange’s decisions in Spider-Man: No Way Home, while at the same time following the stories of several Disney+ series such as WandaVision and Loki.
The recently released teaser trailer revealed several new and reappearing characters, however, much of the film’s details, including the full cast list, still remains a secret. Even with the available information, guesses are still made about who will show up in the new Doctor Strange movie.
Doctor Stephen Strange, the movie’s main character, is certain to return to this MCU sequel. What fascinates fans, though, is that this time, there will be several versions of Strange.
Audiences learned in the Disney+ series What If…? that Doctor Strange had connected with another version of himself in a parallel universe. In that universe, the story follows the megalomaniac Strange Supreme in his effort to keep reality in harmony, which appears to be related to the new movie. This may also mark the debut of the live-action version of Strange Supreme.
Wanda Maximoff was probably the strongest MCU character of 2021, and during the series WandaVision, her powers were fully awakened. She and her capabilities to manipulate reality will certainly be put into test once she joins Doctor Strange’s quest.
Though Scarlet Witch’s losses during her series of WandaVision have voiced her decisions in this appearance, they could well allure Wanda now that the multiverse possibilities could help her regain what she’s lost.
Wong is Doctor Strange’s mentor and also his friend and he was the only one to know about Strange’s decisions during his development, however, though strongly opposing Stephen of his actions in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Wong is to find himself handling the consequences of Strange’s decisions.
With his profound knowledge of magic, Wong definitely plays a pivotal role in the Multiverse of Madness. As facing a threat beyond imagination, Wong may have to look deeper in the Mystic Arts’ history in order to find the solutions.
America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) finally marks her MCU debut in the new Doctor Strange movie. She is a teen hero who, according to the comics, comes from the Utopian Parallel. She has enormous strength, she can fly and can punch open as well as travel through holes in reality, which can be a great help in Doctor Strange’s quest.
Chavez’s debut also amplified the rumors of MCU’s direction towards a Young Avengers project. Beside her outstanding position among the Young Avengers in the comics, this character also added the representation of a Latina as well as lesbian character to MCU.
Christine Palmer used to be Strange’s co-worker and girlfriend, and after announcing one of the most astounding reveals about the MCU with her appearance in What If…?, she will come back in this Doctor Strange sequel. This indicates that there are absolute points in time in the multiverse that cannot be shifted, even with the power of reality-warping
From the lasting link that Christine has with Strange, it can be suggested that her joining the upcoming Doctor Strange movie may be a reminder of the life Stephen used to have before learning magic. Besides, it is expected that this return may allow the character more time to develop and probably gain her own storyline.