/Warning, this article contains spoilers for Doctor Strange 2/
In Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange 2, an iconic group of superheroes makes its appearance: The Illuminati. A multiverse-ruling tribunal of the mightiest superheroes. The band originally consisted of Charles Xavier, Namor, Mr. Fantastic, Iron Man, Black Bolt and Doctor Strange. marvel studios knew how to readapt the group of characters by bringing its own touch and openly drawing inspiration from its animated series What If?… Spoiler alert !
Trying to run away from Wanda Maximoff, Stephen Strange and America Chavez arrives in an alternate reality where they face the Illuminati.
Captain Carter (Hayley Atwell), Captain Marvel (Lashana Lynch), Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), Black Bolt (Anson Mount), a variant of Strange and Mister Fantastic (John Krasinski) were therefore the Illuminati from Multiverse of Madness.
BY addressing comicbook.com, Michael Waldron rejected that these Illuminati there be considered as those of Earth-838, the original characters. This therefore reinforces the idea that the group in the film were indeed variants, and that the real Illuminati could be introduced later in the mcu. What to correspond with the probable arrival of Tom Cruise in Superior Iron Mansince several sources announce his signature.