We’ve been waiting for Marvel Studios to bring us the first full trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Today, the wait is over.
As the Superbowl 56 rages on with the Bengals and the Rams vying for top spot in the NFL, us non-sportsy types have something to celebrate as well. It’s the first full length trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The events in the trailer follow on directly from the escapades of the former Sorceror Supreme as he deals with the consequences of breaking open the boundaries between universes and lettting who knows what through the barrier. Even for a sorceror of his power, actions have consequences, and for Dr. Stephen Strange, it’s time to face them.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange joins Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlet Witch, Rachel McAdams as Dr. Christine Palmer and Benedict Wong as Wong (the sorceror who replaces Strange as Sorceror Supreme during and after Thanos’s “Snap”) battle an alternate version of Doctor Strange that is apparently beyond any of them to defeat or control by themselves.
Okay, you got me. Dr. Christine Palmer isn’t a combatant.
But America Chavez is. The superpowered teen makes her first live-action debut in the person of Xochitl Gomez, We catch a glimpse of her as she comes flying in to deliver an amazingly energetic punch to something we can’t quite make out in the resulting energy flare.
Gifted with various powers, including flight, superspeed and being nigh-invulnerable to harm, she possesses so much strength that she can literally kick holes in reality, allowing her and her friends to travel between universes.
Mondo, from the first Doctor Strange movie, is back to bring Strange to justice for his role in damaging the universe. All sorts of magical beasts and dangers are swarming through New York, as well as the Mirror Dimension. We also note that Loki makes a significant appearance in the film, thanks to the promotional art; and, was that the voice of Patrick Stewart we heard?
From all appearances, it’s going to be a wild, wild ride, and very much worth the wait.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness should be a smash hit, despite its lurid, pulp-inspired title. It makes its big debut in theaters on May 6, 2022.
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That do indeed be sounding like Patrick Stewart, and IMDb seems to confirm his presence (though with no character listed), and a quick Google search supports it in the form of rumors.