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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has a brand-new trailer. 'Things just got out of hand.'
Benedict Cumberbatch's sorcerer was last seen breaking the universe in Spider-Man: No Way Home. While Tom Holland's wall-crawler is off galivanting in New York City, his true identity now concealed from everyone, Doctor Strange's problems are far from over.
If you look back to the post-credits scene of the character's solo outing in 2016, Chiwetel Ejiofor's Karl Mordo is primed to be a future adversary, resentful of there being 'too many sorcerers' in the world. Soon, the fallout of Strange's decisions will come to a head.
You can watch the new trailer below:
'The Marvel Cinematic Universe unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before,' the official synopsis reads.
'Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.'
The MCU has played havoc with time, space and reality over the past year: WandaVision sets up the Scarlet Witch’s ‘destiny to destroy the world’ with forbidden magic; Loki broke the timeline, resulting in several more spiralling out of control; and No Way Home nearly broke the multiverse wide open.
The first teaser for Doctor Strange 2 honed in on the fallout of the eponymous sorcerer’s decisions with Spider-Man, with Strange himself being seen as the ‘greatest threat to our universe’ – it’s almost definitely the Strange variant from What If…? at the end of the trailer.
Strange and Ejiofor are reprising their roles, as well as Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong and Rachel McAdams.
Rather excitingly, the film marks the return of Sam Raimi's directing talents to Marvel. Given he led the first Spider-Man trilogy, there's even been rumours of Tobey Maguire's hero making another appearance to face-off with an evil variant. Some have suggested it could be Leonardo DiCaprio, but that's a pipe dream.
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Bruce Campbell, who also appeared throughout the trilogy and Raimi's Evil Dead series, is said to be making a cameo appearance, and there's been reports of Tom Hiddleston's Loki popping up somewhere along the way, too.
After the success of No Way Home, the rumour mill surrounding further cameos has been insane: Tom Cruise has been speculated to star as an Iron Man variant, while John Krasinski, a long-held fan-cast for Mr. Fantastic, is also tipped to appear.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits cinemas on May 6, 2022.
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