In a new official trailer for filmmaker Sam Raimi’s forthcoming Marvel Studios movie, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the Marvel Cinematic Universe turns into the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse.
On Super Bowl LVI, Marvel brought out a new teaser for Multiverse of Madness, and the new full-length trailer was released virtually at the same time. A new poster for the film has also been published. Doctor Stephen Strange gets jailed in the trailer for “desecration of reality.” He was brought in front of a person who sounds suspiciously like Patrick Stewart’s Charles Xavier/Professor X from Fox’s X-Men pictures, which would fit the bill with previous leaks.
The new trailer also includes the unearthly demon Gargantos, Scarlet Witch laying bare Strange’s blatant two-facedness relating his handling of the multiverse chaos, and, of course, multiple versions of Strange himself – including a terrifying, multi-armed zombie Strange (possibly, but not necessarily, the same one seen in What If…?) who appears in the trailer’s closing moments.
With Marvel Studios’ Disney+ series Loki and What If…?, as well as the film Spider-Man: No Way Home, having opened up the MCU to the universe, Doctor Strange will need some assistance fending off the perils currently posing a risk to mankind, including other versions of himself. In addition to being a sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange, Multiverse of Madness is a follow-up to Disney+’s WandaVision, with Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch playing a crucial component in this new drama set in the aftermath of the Westview incident.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, and Michael Stuhlbarg reprise their roles as Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, Wong, Karl Mordo, Christine Palmer, and Nicodemus West, respectively, in Multiverse of Madness. The film also introduces a notable newcomer as Xochitl Gomez, who plays the MCU’s multiverse-trotting superhero America Chavez/Miss America. America Chavez, created by Joe Casey and Nick Dragotta, is a relatively new addition to Marvel’s ever-expanding roster of avengers, first debuting in 2011’s Vengeance #1.
An official description for the Doctor Strange follow-up:
“In Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before,” “Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.”