Welcome to the spoiler-heavy blog. I’m Hari Prasath, and we’re in the last stretch with a super bowl trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Throughout this blog, we’ll go through all the hidden details in it, teaching you right from Wong and also debating our theories.
I believe the first trailer published at the conclusion of nowhere home also fills in a lot of the narrative, so let’s jump into the chaos of the multiverse. So, when we last saw Steven Strange, he was the doctor who made you forget rather than the doctor who made you recall what if you look at things from his viewpoint, he has no idea why the multiverse has broken open since he no longer remembers someone from that movie.
Doctor Strange meets Wanda
Now this is why he’s gone to Wanda, who has been lying alone near what may or may not be wonderful mountain in the first trailer we got a good look at our garden in which it seemed like she’d planted hundreds and hundreds of white trees going off on a big symbolism tangent these in many ways represent the multiple worlds that we will be visiting in the film they’re all very similar looking but if you get up close you’ll notice minor differences to them adding to this metaphor strange first comes across Wanda pruning branches.
Now this is why he’s gone to Wanda who after the events of west view has been lying alone near what may or may not be wonderful mountain in the first trailer we got a good look at our garden in which it seemed like she’d planted hundreds and hundreds of white trees going off on a big symbolism tangent these in many ways represent the multiple worlds that we will be visiting in the movie they’re all very similar looking but if you get up close you’ll notice minor differences to them adding to this metaphor strange first comes across Wanda pruning branches.
Which is terminology that was used in Loki when the TVA talked about shutting down offshoots of a timeline the colour white typically represents peace and in spiritualism it’s classed as being something that shows acceptance the opposite to this is red which is embodied within wonders red chaos magic now my guess is that initially wonder will be at peace with losing her children.
But after she learns variants of them exist within the multiverse that she’ll attempt to go after them this trailer confirms that Wanda will be one of the villains and in the first teaser, we got a hint towards this when Wong was being held up by glowing red magic, I actually think that she might be the main antagonist in the movie but there are other ones that could be popping up we of course also have the multiple doctor strangers.
If the darker version is indeed the same one from what if then he in many ways will be a mirror of wonder as the pair both lost the person that they loved they tried whatever they could to bring them back including completely warping reality and there’s a lot of great things that they can do here with both of them Wanda is somewhat a troubled character in the comics and throughout the graphic novel house of M she completely reorganized reality just to get her heart’s desires this created a dilemma for the X-Men and avengers who had to decide whether she was too dangerous to be left alive in the end it culminated with her uttering the phrase no more mutants which could be flipped on its head for this film.
Wanda meets Wanda
So she builds them, and at one point in the teaser, she discusses how she is viewed as a villain for violating reality, but Strange is acclaimed as a hero for doing so, and “he’s celebrated as a hero you violate the rules watch out and become a hero I do it I become the enemy.” During this portion, we also witness numerous incarnations of Wanda, including one in which she confronts a strange person coated in a golden light; internet speculation is that this is Captain Marvel, which makes sense.
However I actually think that this might be Monica Rambo who in this reality could be captain marvel in the comics she did take on the moniker and with her getting introduced in one division it would be great to see the pair going head to head now she might be part of a council that’s featured later on but there’s multiple versions of Wanda and it’s going to be really interesting to see what they do with her at one point she can be seen looking over a version of herself as the skull at witch in west view which is in the same house that she built in one division if you recall the show this was actually something that didn’t exist in reality and it was the location that vision wanted to create for the pear to grow old in it seems like this might be a reality where she got to live in it.
Which links back to our theory from earlier that she’s trying to get someone else’s kids hide your wife hide your vis hide your kids now one version is passionate towards the other whilst the other one seems to be defeated and we later see a vision that’s covered in blood likely having massacred someone there’s also a zombie version of her looking really scary likely about to suck the life force out of a character there’s a lot going on and this idea of multiples is shown early on when the trailer opens with strange discussing his dreams the idea of eyes is given a lot of focus as we zoom in on our only Wanda but we also open with a close-up of strange.
When he talks about them I love this idea that the nightmare is reality and not the dream itself and hey it’s a nice bit of dialogue he says that “every night he dreams the same dream” and we get a destroyed version of the sanctum where that’s all that remains in a certain reality every night “I dream the same dream the nightmare begins” is that a face is that who no that can’t be now this sanctorum shot is something that we saw the opposite side of in the first trailer you can pretty much confirm from the water running along the floor.
The Evil Supreme Strange and America Chavez
This is a setup to the shot just before he meets the evil supreme strange these dreams strange hairs are obviously not dreams and they’re in fact glimpses into the minds of its variants across the multiverse they’re somewhat connected on a psychic level and perhaps his deaths are what triggers him to wake up at night in these glimpses we can catch a giant red ribbon like monster and also America Chavez just as she’s about to get ripped apart you can see a portal open behind her in the shape of a star which is how she travels across into other dimensions in the comics my guess is that just before she gets killed she travels through this and into the MCU also judging by the pillar in the scene.
This is somewhere that strange Christine in America travel to at one point now as for America’s Chavez she’s actually not from the MCU and has come across from another reality she’s something that we know frighteningly little about but I do like her denim valen denim now as for her powers and abilities America can open multiverse portals so that she can travel across universes she also has super strength invulnerability and she’s one of the most powerful characters in marvel comics she debuted inventions issue 1 as part of the team brigade fighting against the young masters of evil now she was meant to appear in Spider-Man now at home but this was cut out due to the rescheduling in which the release order was switched.
America Chavez with Tobey and Andrew
So that that movie came out first we now have concept art from the film that shows America was going to be the one that brought Tobey and Andrew across but this was switched to ned who’s now a wizard or something anyway America was also meant to appear at the statue of liberty at the end of the movie and it is possible that she was the one who sent the villains and heroes back to their realities originally America and her two mothers lived on a utopian parallel outside of the multiverse which may have appeared in the first teaser at the risk of collapse her mother saved the reality but upon pulling it into the main universe they died leading America to run away through this she would find the 616 reality and become the hero that we know today however as of 2021 she was given a brand new origin story in the America Chavez mad in the USA comic issue 3.
In reality the original origin was something that she made up as her mothers were from earth and they took her and her sister to a billionaire called Mr Gayle she and her sister had something called edges syndrome which Gail wanted to heal and against their parents judgements they let him help her mother’s would die helping the girls escape girls island.
when it was revealed that he exploited them after the events of vengeance she would then join the young avengers and fight off an interdimensional parasite which showcased her multiverse powers she will later team up with the ultimate’s of earth 616 not the edgy ones and help Captain America and co on some of the most mind-bending cosmic adventures her powers and multiverse knowledge will be the key to helping Dr strange traverse the fractured realities and she’s definitely going to be one of the most important characters in the movie.
Marvel Studios logo
Now the marvel studios logo being used for the film differs slightly from the standardized one in the MCU in the first teaser we got the fox and Sony versions and in this trailer we get the X-Men come across in the form of professor rex there’s also what appears to be the what if logo and we do see destroy new York much in the same way that it was in the show I think the marvel studios logo on this one does look very similar to how it did in the series possibly hinting at characters from that coming across.
Professor X in Doctor Strange
Now professor x will once more be played by Patrick Stewart and he seems to be part of a council in another reality judging by the Ultron bots to take him in I’m guessing that this is one where the machine worked and it created a suit of Armor around the world the whole play seems prosperous but there’s also an undertone of an almost authoritarian state due to the statues we see they’re very similar the hammering sickle giving us the idea that there’s something going on here that we aren’t privy to this scene was actually filmed in a uk museum and shout out to chatterbox films for sending that through we know that the film was delayed and during this time there were extensive reshoots which are rumored to have brought across several actors who will appear in cameo roles john Krasinski was trending a couple of weeks ago with fans asking that he finally plays reed Richards. This would be an awesome way to introduce marvel’s first family when the movie was first announced it was reported that the illuminati would be appearing in the film and if you look at the comics this was made up of several characters including strange reed and professor x how that we get some beyond that including a live-action version of captain carter from what if and also the true quicksilver after they ralph bone at us having Aaron Taylor Johnson shot would also be big too as there has to be a version of him out there in the multiverse.
WHAT IF Merged with Multiverse of Madness
There’s really a lot of things that could happen with the movie and just in the same way that no way home kept us guessing I think that this film will too now a huge thank you to impractical tv for also pointing out that you can catch captain carter’s shield in the poster so she may be part of the council as well I think that defender strange will have been a part of this too and he might have died in this reality which is why there are statues for him seeing a character who they think has died coming in would of course arouse suspicion and this might be why they bring him before the council now in the initial trailer we encountered two new versions of doctor strange this included the darker more sinister one and defender strange who we could see falling through a star-shaped portal two weeks ago a poster released with the pair on it alongside the MCU version I think that no defender strange seems like a good one he’ll also be evil or well at least disagree with the MCU.
I think that he represents order taken to an extreme or as the darker one is the opposite of this and a complete embodiment of chaos this is why the sanctorum is completely messed up and hurtling through an endless void that looks like ryan aries mum’s vagina now strange somewhat lies in the middle of the pair as he’s not completely chaotic but he’s also not reigning enough to not cast for getting spells just to make people stop remembering who was again anyway whether the darker version is from what if remains to be seen but this one is likely heavily along the same lines we know from the trailer that Christine palmer will be getting married to someone other than Stephen and much in the same way that the what-if version lost her Stephen could have to come to terms with this too she’s not dead though mate yeah move on now in the first trailer we could actually catch you joining steven in America Chavez.
Defender Strange in the Multiverse
It does seem like she will be going with them into the multiverse I think defender strange will very much just be a souped up variant who wants to bring order to everything and through him we’ll see how this is just as bad as chaos if you cast your mind back to the first trailer you’ll remember that mordo talked about how strange was the greatest threat to their universe I’m sorry Stephen I hope you understand the greatest threat to our universe is you whilst it was implied that this was the strange supreme one it could actually be the defender one two in the graphic novel age of Ultron we came across an alternate version of strange called dun defender strange now we discovered that he was from an alternate universe in which hank Pym had been killed by a time traveling wolverine.
So that he couldn’t create Ultron look it was a big long-winded thing now this led to an offshoot reality which was somewhat a fascist state that could be embodied by defender strange everything came to a head when the witch Morgan Lafayette attacked which could be mirrored and wonder who also possesses most of her abilities Morgan messed up the entire reality and destroyed it just as wolverine escaped which is something that wonder could end up doing and that’s why we see karmatage being attacked I also feel that the mortar we’ve seen in the teasers is actually a variant of the character and it not the one from the MCU.
I think this would be a great twist on things and we know from the toys that he’ll be called master moto instead of baron which may or may not be hinting towards this now we do see mordo as part of the council so I think this variant theory is pretty much confirmed professor x coming back is obviously the biggest part of the trailer for me and since no way home we know that anything is possible we do get a character from the comics in reinter and he’s a wizard as well possibly from another dimension or the MCU one he’s basically a giant minotaur and I can’t believe I’m saying this but he might be the least interesting thing about this internet breaking teaser.
Strange will meet America
It’s that good even minor tours you’re like uh just a minor tour now there’s also the wizard from the first movie that strange initially thought was the sorcerer supreme and it looks like they’re bringing everyone back they’re bringing everyone back now at one point we also see America and Strange tumbling through realities this includes one where dinosaurs still exist and it’s such a cool background detail there’s also a moment where their forms turn into squares as well which was something that Thanos did to Drax in infinity war when changing reality now we know that gargantos will be attacking new York earlier in the movie and this is where strange will meet America.
In case you don’t know the giant creature is actually a name or villain but i think for this movie they’ve changed it up so that he comes from another dimension instead of the ocean giant squids were teased throughout what if and whilst it was initially thought to be schumer gorath they may have altered things to make a gargantos instead the teaser has a shot of Wong fighting it and I expect this goes down early on the trailer ends with lots of action including a zombie version of strange which I’m guessing could be the what if one fully powered up judging by the shadow entities that seem to be surrounding him he’s tapped into the dark hold and is about to destroy everything it’s a really cool shot to end on that yeah makes this movie look crazy.
Now as for my thoughts on the trailer I think since Spider-Man know a home that the marketing for these movies has changed quite a lot and that marvel will be keeping a lot of the big reveals in it pretty close to the best I’ve heard a lot of leaks on the film that I don’t want to go too deep into on a trailer breakdown but the movie sounds like it’s going to be packed with cameos and lots of major characters turning up just like no way home that was such a big movie in terms of what it did for the genre and I think that this will knock it out of the park there’s so many directions that they can take it.
It’s got such a dark tone to it that it looks absolutely gripping this seems like it’s going to be unlike any other MCU movie that’s come before.