Doctor Strange 2 Fan Poster Offers A Glimpse At Dark Marvel Multiverse

Doctor Strange 2 Fan Poster Offers A Glimpse At Dark Marvel Multiverse

A new Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness fan-made poster shows a dark version of Marvel’s multiverse in the upcoming MCU film.

A new fan poster for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness shows a dark version of Marvel’s multiverse. Doctor Strange 2 is directed by Sam Raimi and features returning star Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role of Doctor Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts. Other cast members returning for the film include Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Benedict Wong, while bringing new members to the franchise, including Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and MCU newcomers Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez. Patrick Stewart is also set to appear as X-Men’s Professor X.

A darker multiverse tale has been teased in the Doctor Strange 2 trailers thus far, which pick up from events in Spider-Man: No Way Home, when Strange opened up the multiverse by accident, causing invaders from other Spider-Man movie universes to enter the world of Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. In addition, other major events that have transpired inside the multiverse (particularly in the Disney+ series What If…? and potentially Loki) are expected to play a role in the proceedings in Doctor Strange 2, as well as introducing a number of new characters, creatures, and threats to the MCU, including The Illuminati, Shuma-Gorath, Rintrah, and much more.

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A new fan poster for the film from Instagram user arjun_offl1 shows off a darker look at Doctor Strange 2’s MCU multiverse. The poster features the evil version of Doctor Strange, as well as the film’s supporting cast seeped in shadow and looking ready to face a terrible threat. The poster has a horror-movie-like feel to it, with some creepy shadow figures included, alluding to the people, creatures, or entities attempting to break through the multiverse. However, upon closer inspection it appears that at least two of the figures are known heroes, potentially Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and the superhero known as Nova. Take a look at the poster below:

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Original Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson left the sequel early on, which Marvel boss Kevin Feige cited was due to creative differences. Original Spider-Man trilogy director Raimi later took over the reins, and the filmmaker’s background in horror films certainly seems to be having an influence on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Raimi’s previous filmography includes horror classics like the Evil Dead films, Army of Darkness and Drag Me to Hell, and Doctor Strange 2 has long been teased to have horror-like elements. Last year, star Olsen called the MCU movie “very scary” and said it was “like old Sam Raimi.” With the latest Doctor Strange 2 trailer putting a spotlight on the terrifying Strange variants that will feature in the film, this fan-made poster may not be too far off in encompassing the film’s darker, more horror-focussed tone.

The break in the multiverse shown in Spider-Man: No Way Home is expected to play a huge part in Doctor Strange 2. After the appearance of former Spider-Man characters, the Doctor Strange sequel is rumored to have a number of cameos that may or may not tie to previous Marvel films, which go well beyond Stewart’s Professor X. Just as this poster speculates, with so much set-up happening in previous projects, including Avengers: Endgame, as well as shows like What If…? and Loki, the potential for surprise appearances is high in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. However, if confirmed, these character cameos may prove to be more foe than friend as the film’s multiverse takes on a much darker shape.

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