Easter eggs and interesting references from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness


1. The presence of Shuma-Gorath / Gargantos, one of the “monsters” who appear in What If?

At the beginning of Doctor Strange 2, there is a scene when America Chavez who is being chased by a “monster” teleports to another multiverse so he meets this Earth-616 version of Doctor Strange. This “monster” with a number of tentacles and one eye is Shuma-Gorath or Gargantos, one of the oldest creatures in the Marvel universe.

Shuma-Gorath was once present in the fourth episode of the What If? In the comics, this creature is also often faced with Doctor Strange, and even the Avengers and Fantastic Four.

2. Doctor Strange who uses the “ax” against Gargantos

When fighting Gargantos, Doctor Strange had time to use an “ax”. Not an ordinary weapon, the ax could be an Ax of Angarruumus. This ancient ax that has magical powers is one of the superhero’s weapons in the Doctor Strange Vol comics. 4 #1 by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo released in 2015.

3. Presence of Rintrah the Minotaur

In the scene of the Scarlet Witch’s attack on Kamar-Taj, you can find a minotaur lined up among the other Masters of Mystic Arts. Well, this bull-headed and human-bodied creature is Rintrah. In the comics, Rintrah is actually an alien who has magical powers. He was also one of Doctor Strange’s students.

4. The appearance of the Living Tribunal in one of the multiverse portals

When the situation is desperate, America Chavez can open portals and travel the multiverse. When almost caught by the Scarlet Witch, Doctor Strange who was fighting the witch was also “thrown” into the portal with America.

In the journey of the multiverse, the first universe they passed showed the presence of the Living Tribunal. He is a giant cosmic entity in charge of keeping the multiverse safe. Before Doctor Strange 2, the Living Tribunal was shown in the Void scene in the Loki series.

5. Wanda’s home from Earth-838 which is the same as in WandaVision

After mastering the darkhold, Scarlet Witch performs dreamwalking by “possessing” the body of one of its variants from Earth-838. Well, Wanda’s house from the earth is described as the same as Wanda’s house from the earth-616 version in the WandaVision series. Not only does it look outside, the inside of the house feels quite identical.

6. Mount Wundagore is the birthplace of Wanda in the comics

When the darkhold was destroyed, the Scarlet Witch threatened Wong so that the Sorcerer Supreme was finally forced to reveal the location of the original darkhold on Mount Wundagore. In the comics, Mount Wundagore is the birthplace of Wanda and her twin brother, Pietro.

7. The Baxter Foundation that Christine Palmer mentions is the home of the Fantastic Four in her comics

When meeting Mordo from Earth-838, Doctor Strange and America end up in a “prison” with special facilities. There, they meet a scientist who turns out to be Christine Palmer.

Well, Christine had explained that she worked at the Baxter Foundation, a research group tasked with researching the multiverse. In the comics, Baxter is an institution led by Reed Richards and the home of the Fantastic Four.

8. The actor who plays Black Bolt is the same as the actor in the Inhumans series

Doctor Strange 2 presents a number of new characters, namely the Illuminati group. They in the comics are a group of geniuses and strong people who are tasked with preventing a multiverse war from happening.

Black Bolt is a member of the Illuminati. He has the power to turn his voice into energy that can destroy his surroundings. Therefore, Black Bolt usually uses sign language when they want to communicate.

9. Professor X’s iconic line from X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

The members of the Illuminati do not believe that Doctor Strange will be different from other variants that end up destroying the universe. However, Professor X put his trust in him and told him where Vishanti’s book was. He also said, “Just because someone stumbles and loses their way, doesn’t mean they are lost forever.” This iconic sentence is exactly what he said to the younger version of Charles Xavier, played by James McAvoy in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

10. The death of Wanda’s family in Sokovia which traumatized her head when Professor X visited

When entering Wanda’s head from earth-838, Professor X saw Wanda under the rubble of a building. This scene is reminiscent of the first trauma that Wanda experienced, namely the death of her family in Sokovia when her house was hit by a bomb from Stark Industries.. They were crushed by a collapsed building, so Wanda and her twin brother Pietro were forced to lose their parents.