- The major versions of Doctor Strange appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
After Spider-Man: No Way Home , Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will continue to lead audiences to the multiverse by introducing several more versions of Stephen Strange appearing in the film. Besides the familiar Stephen Strange to us, Marvel also brings Strange Supreme and Defender Strange or even more.
1. Doctor Strange of the MCU
Although some fans have speculated that the MCU’s Doctor Strange – who has previously appeared in Doctor Strange, Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, as well as Spider-Man: No Way Homewould turn evil, but Marvel seems to have denied that. Stephen Strange still retains his normal personality, side by side with Wong in the multiverse war.
After No Way Home , Doctor Strange will forget about Peter Parker and must try to make sense of what happened. Despite Peter’s sacrifice, the stability of the multiverse hasn’t really settled yet so Doctor Strange will have to work with other heroes, such as Scarlet Witch and other variations of himself, to bring it back. peace for the multiverse.
2. Strange Supreme or Evil Strange from What If…?
The first trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness reveals a version of Doctor Strange that appeared in the animated version of What If…? . In the series airing on Disney+, the event that set Stephen on the path to becoming a sorcerer is not the hand injury in a car accident but the loss of his beloved Christine Palmer in the accident. Overcoming grief, this variant of Strange studied dark magic in an attempt to change Christine’s fate, which resulted in Strange’s decision to absorb a large number of mythical creatures in order to become more powerful. .
However, the power has changed him in many ways, and What If…? episode 4 sees Doctor Strange turn as evil as the creatures he absorbed, all in a desperate attempt to change the undoable. Doctor Strange’s actions caused a reality to be completely destroyed, and this also appears in the trailer for Doctor Strange 2 .
Will Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness feature this character when the MCU’s Strange discovers a way to travel to another universe? However, What if…? is an extension of the MCU, and the dark Doctor Strange made a deal with Watcher at the end of this series, that he would protect the multiverse from danger in order to atone. It’s possible he’ll see the MCU’s Doctor Strange as one such threat, leading the two to go head-to-head in a battle. If that’s the case, Strange in the main reality will be in more or less danger, as Supreme Strange is slightly ahead of him in magic, but it will be an extremely “eye-catching” battle.
3. Defender Strange
The upcoming Marvel toy release for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness gives a clear look at another variant of Doctor Strange – Defender Strange. The packaging for Defender Strange’s Marvel Legends character reveals a black and red outfit with the description: “Doctor Strange is earth’s foremost magical guardian, defending our dimension against evils supernatural threats from across the multiverse”. And not long after, the new trailer also revealed that Defender Strange would appear.
While Marvel previously debuted a group of Defenders on Netflix that included Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, this original comic book superhero team from the 1970s and 80s originally featured only Doctor Strange as its leader. unofficially, along with Hulk and Namor the Sub-Mariner. Together, they protect their universe from threats from another dimension. Later, Defenders expanded with Silver Surfer, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. Other heroes who joined the Defenders throughout the original comics include Valkyrie, Nighthawk, Beast, Gargoyle, and Hellcat.
Many of these characters have or will soon be introduced in the MCU, meaning a version of this group could be conceived for the big screen. Unlike the Avengers, the Defenders are only obligated to cooperate when absolutely necessary. At the moment, there is still no word on what role Defender Strange will play in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness , only one thing is for sure, he will appear in the film. Maybe, most likely, in a twist, this is the formidable villain of Strange MCU?
4. Other versions of Doctor Strange may be mentioned or only appear briefly
Just like the Disney+ Loki series, which brings together multiple variants of Loki such as Kid Loki, Classic Loki, Boastful Loki, President Loki, and Alligator Loki, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness could reveal countless other versions of Doctor Strange . Some of these might not even be Stephen, but another character to take his place. For example, other versions of Doctor Strange appearing in the comics include Sir Stephen Strange, the court magician for Queen Elizabeth I, a female version of Strange who secretly shares her body with a demon, and Stephen Strange, Jr. – son of Doctor Strange.
It will be interesting to see how the arrogant Stephen Strange handles the situation here, especially when it is rumored that one or more variants will be one of the villains of the series. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness .Strange’s arrogance has always been one of the obstacles that heroes always have to overcome without a hitch, now imagine that obstacle multiplied by three or four times. In an episode of What if…? , we saw how an arrogant and heartbroken Strange wreaked havoc on his reality. Perhaps the Multiverse shouldn’t be afraid of hostile outside forces, but rather the giant ego of Strange, its guardian.