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Patrick Stewart's Professor X has been spotted in the new Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness trailer, fans believe. 'Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn't mean they're lost forever.'
After Spider-Man: No Way Home brought back Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire for one of the most – perhaps the most – nostalgic movies of our times, attention has pivoted to the potential of Doctor Strange's upcoming sequel, especially with the multiverse in tatters as a result of the chaos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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. However, one veteran actor has apparently been spotted in the new trailer: Stewart's original Professor X.
If you're looking to find what appears to be Professor X, go to 1:15 in the trailer. Doctor Strange can be seen looking up at a figure who says, 'We should tell him the truth.' From the very brief glimpse, and the sound of the voice, it appears to be the iconic X-Men leader.
'The Marvel Cinematic Universe unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before,' the official synopsis reads.
The return of Patrick Stewart as Professor X in ‘DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS’. pic.twitter.com/BU0IOaS2ew— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) February 13, 2022
'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.
It's unclear who else we should expect to appear. With Sam Raimi directing, some believe we'll see 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.
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.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits cinemas on May 6, 2022.
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