Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness gives the public an overview of the current state of the mcu and also prepares the future films of the franchise. Following Doctor Strange lays the groundwork for some films already announced and gives way to many rumors about potential new projects. Continued forays into the Multiverse open up an endless amount of possibilities for exploring the Marvel Universe.

The film introduces several comic book characters to the MCU by allowing the character played by Benedict Cumberbatch to travel the multiverse. The introduction ofAmerica Chávez (Xochitl Gomez) makes this trip possible thanks to her unique faculties, which she does not yet control. If new or alternate versions of characters get substantial screen time, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness finds its conflict in the person of Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen). She has fully embraced the Scarlet Witch persona and wants to seize the power ofAmerica Chávez in order to find her children, Billy and Tommy (Julian Hilliard and Jett Klyne), in one of the universes where they exist.

We will therefore dwell a little more on the films that could follow Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness thanks to the many characters introduced in this opus.

young avengers

America Chavez Doctor Strange Multiverse of Madness Marvel Studios

America Chavez – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness © Marvel Studios

Although a film about young avengers has yet to be announced, the introduction of many younger heroes into phase 4 of the MCU suggests the possibility of an adaptation in the near future. The beginnings ofAmerica Chávez in Doctor Strange are another major clue that supports this idea, after the appearances of Billy and Tommy in Wanda Vision and in this movie. In the series Wanda’s children were shown to have their own powers, in the comics they grow up to be the young superheroes Speed and wiccan. Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), who plays the role of Hawkeye, is also a member of young avengers in the marvel comics. The entrance toAmerica in the mcu continues towards the constitution of a young team of superheroes in the MCU. America Chávez was just beginning to understand his powers by the end of the film, many aspects of the character remain to be explored.

Fantastic Four

Doctor Strange - Fantastic Four © Marvel Studios

Doctor Strange – The Fantastic Four © Marvel Studios

It has been confirmed thata film about the Fantastic Four is in development at Marvel Studios, though production is hampered by the recent loss of Jon Watts to direct, which is good news. But even though Marvel is looking for a new director to helm the project, the rumors that accompanied Doctor Strange 2 concerning a cameo of John Krasinsky in the role of Mr Fantastic proved to be correct, he appears as a member of the Illuminati in the Earth-838 universe. Although it is still unknown if the actor will reprise the role in the announced project of the Fantastic Four, the use of Reed Richards in the multi-universe film shows that the MCU is open to introducing fantastic Four in its various projects.

The Marvels

The Marvels Captain Marvel © Marvel Studios

The Marvels Captain Marvel © Marvel Studios

Another character that Doctor Strange encounter on Earth-838 is an alternate version of Captain MarvelI. In this universe, Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) has the cosmic powers that Carol Danvers (Earth 616 version of the MCU). Although it seems unlikely that the mcu make a film on the version of Maria Rambeauits appearance in Doctor Strange made it possible to recall that the continuation of Captain Marvel, The Marvelsis scheduled for 2023. Maria Rambeau is not anymore (Wanda Vision), but his daughter Monica (Teyonah Parris) played a major role in the series and was confirmed to appear alongside the Carol Danvers of Brie Larson in The Marvels.

Inhumans/Black Bolt

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Black Bolt © Marvel Studios

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness also allowed an unexpected appearance ofAnson Mount in the role of Black Arrow (Blackbolt in vo), seen for the first time in the short-lived series Inhumans broadcast by ABC. The character can cause major destruction with the sweetest of whispers, it would be interesting to see the character revamped for the MCU. Given that an Inhumans movie was planned and then canceled, it seems Marvel is keen to reintroduce the characters to a wider audience.

It is possible that another version of Blackbolt come back in the mcu to support a bigger hero, more likely Mr. Fantastic since Black Bolt was originally introduced in a Fantastic Four comic book..

Captain Carter

Hayley Atwell - Captain Britain © Marvel Studios

Hayley Atwell – Captain Britain © Marvel Studios

In a callback to Episode 1 of What If…?, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness sees Hayley Atwell come back in the mcu in live-action, as Captain Carter. Peggy Carter continues to be one of the audience’s favorite characters, marvel studios brought back several times Hayley Atwell in the role, notably in the short film Agent Carterwhich has been expanded to a full series on ABC.

An X-Men Sequel / Professor X Solo Movie

Doctor Strange 2 - Professor X © Marvel Studios

Doctor Strange 2 – Professor X © Marvel Studios

The first appearance of Charles Xavier in the MCU has been the subject of many rumors in the run-up to the release of Doctor Strange II. Although he has little screen time, Earth-838’s version of the character is quite similar to that seen in previous x men movies. Fans have been waiting for a long time the introduction of the X-Men into the MCU. After the false lead of Quicksilver in WandaVision, the enthusiasm is there, at the sight of the Professor X of Patrick Stewart in a stamped film MCU. Although no film project on the X-Men or a solo film on the Professor X has not been announced, there is no doubt that the public would largely welcome a film capable of one day fighting the X-Men alongside (or do) of the Avengers.

avengers 5

Avengers 5 © Marvel Studios

Avengers 5 © Marvel Studios

Besides setting up potential solo films, or films centered on other teams, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness sets up the elements ofa new avengers movie. Since many members of the avengers originals have died or are raising young heroes, speculation abounds about how the Avengers saga and a fifth installment will evolve. In Doctor Strange II, the film that follows Avengers: EndgameStephen Strange has matured, he who sacrificed his stone in the face of Thanos, he is also more humble. The character is more than expected to take the lead in the franchise mcu and to renew the Avengers, whereas after Spider-Man, he has just met and protected, a whole new heroine in the person ofAmerica Chávez. In addition, the actor has already confided in wanting to last as long as possible in the role, while many theories about a potential Avengers: 5 hatch on the internet.

Doctor Strange 3

Doctor Strange © Marvel Studios

Doctor Strange © Marvel Studios

Finally, the scene following a note in the credits stating that “Doctor Strange will return” implies that Benedict Cumberbatch will be back for a third solo opus in the role of stephen strange. Although he seems to have found some peace by the end of the first installment, as well as the ability to lead a semi-normal life alongside his wizarding duties, the post-credits scene of Doctor Strange 2 gave rise to a final appearance, that of Charlize Theron as Clea. The character from the comics universe is also a wizard who fights alongside Doctor Strange as a student. She ends up marrying him and taking on the role of Sorcerer Supreme. In the scene, Clea find Doctor Strange and challenges him to enter a cosmic portal with her, which builds excitement for both further travels in the multiverse and character development. It’s possible that Doctor Strange 3 continues to explore darker territories, like what was done with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessto follow up on the effects that the Darkhold had on Doctor Strange, and also discover the consequences of its destruction in all the existing universes. We find, in fact, that Doctor Strange is one of the major characters linked to the fate of the multi-verse, but that the version of Earth-616 acts positively on the fate of the living.

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