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Things Get Really Weird In First ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Trailer

MCU further explores the multiverse in a teaser for upcoming 2022 film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Strange things are on the horizon. Less than a week following the premiere of the latest Spider-Man installment Spider-Man: No Way Home, Marvel Studios has released a first glimpse at Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch. Chiwetel Ejiofor also returns as archnemesis Karl Mordo.

Warning: Spider-Man: No Way Home spoilers ahead. 

MCU fans first got a look at the Multiverse of Madness in a post-credits scene for Spider-Man: No Way Home. In the teaser, Maximoff alludes to the ending of Disney+ series Wandavision by apologizing to Doctor Strange for wreaking havoc on the residents of Westview in order to save her husband, Vision, after he was destroyed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. However, its Strange who obliges Maximoff, offering to team up with the sorceress in an attempt to control the multiverse.

“The Multiverse is a concept about which we know frighteningly little,” Strange says during the teaser’s opening. “It was the only way, but I never meant for any of this to happen.”

Since the conclusion of No Way Home, the Doctor Strange teaser examines multiversial oddities, including a sinister version of Doctor Strange. For Disney+ fans, Multiverse of Madness will also be a refresher of shows WandaVision and Loki, which Inverse rumors that the ‘God of Mischief’ will appear alongside variant Sylvie in the film.

The teaser hints that Doctor Strange will be joined by Mordo, sidekick Wong (Benedict Wong) and newcomer America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez). The film will also be directed by Sam Raimi, who makes his return to Marvel Studios after directing the Spider-Man trilogy.

Multiverse of Madness will release in theaters on May 6, 2022.

Jaelani Turner-Williams

Jaelani Turner-Williams is a contributing news writer for Okayplayer with bylines at Billboard, MTV News, NYLON, Recording Academy and more. Read her mind on Twitter at @hernameisjae.

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