Marvel: will cameos and fan service kill the multiverse? – Cinema news

The Doctor Strange 2 trailer was unveiled overnight from Sunday to Monday. Sam Raimi’s film promises to explore the multiverse even more than Spider-Man: No way home, opening the door to many cameos.

Marvel: will cameos and fan service kill the multiverse? - cinema news

Warning: this article contains spoilers for Shang-Chi and Spider-Man: No Way Home.

After the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, “multiverse” seems to have become the buzzword at Marvel. The presence of Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire in the latest Spider-Man has opened up a whole range of possibilities, especially when it comes to the participation of characters seen in old MCU films. With the multiverse everything becomes possible.

Hugh Jackman back as Wolverine? Tom Cruise as Iron Man? How many variations of Doctor Strange are there? With just under three months to go until Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is released, rumors and expectations abound as to who might be in Benedict Cumberbatch’s new adventure.

Wolverine, Tom Cruise, Tobey Maguire… Will they be in Doctor Strange 2?

Since the conclusion of the Infinity Saga, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has taken a different turn. Phase IV took the use of cameos to the next level.

Thus, Wong (Benedict Wong) and Abomination appear in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, while Bruce Banner and Captain Marvel make cameos in the post-credits scene.

The interconnectedness and desire to do crossovers has created ever-higher expectations within the MCU fan community. Everything is now imaginable thanks to the multiverse. And Marvel seems to have understood this well.

The success of Spider-Man: No way home, which marks the return to the screen of the 3 actors who played the Spider-Man and the various villains, would have given ideas to Marvel since, according to the latest rumors, Doctor Strange 2 would have returned to filming to add several cameos.

Officially, Sam Raimi’s film is worn by Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Xochitl Gomez, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong and Bruce Campbell. But rumors continue to swirl that Doctor Strange 2 will use the Multiverse to include important characters from the Marvel Universe. And this is what seems to confirm the trailer unveiled on the night of Sunday to Monday with the appearance of Professor X.


Many characters from the multiverse could therefore appear in Doctor Strange 2: the characters of the current MCU (Tom Hiddleston in Loki for example), new variants of the characters (Tom Cruise as Iron Man or Chris Evans as Hydra Cap) or even characters previously featured in Marvel’s non-MCU content, such as Wolverine from Hugh JackmanJames McAvoy’s Professor X, Nicolas Cage’s Ghost Rider or Wesley Snipes’ Blade.

Marvel: will cameos and fan service kill the multiverse? - cinema news

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Due to the multiverse’s history and the high level of secrecy surrounding the production of Doctor Strange 2, it’s impossible to know if any of these rumors are legitimate. And there are many of them circulating! Which only adds to the confusion about who is and who isn’t in the movie.

In the same way that No Way Home was a celebration of two decades of Spider-Man movies, Doctor Strange in the Madness Multiverse could tie together the entire history of Marvel movies, and it wouldn’t be surprising if the studio actually wanted to, given the excitement of the public.


If Spider-Man: Away Home hadn’t ultimately included Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and all the iconic villains, the chances of audiences being disappointed would have been high, precisely because of the expectation created by all the rumors. But Marvel and Jon Watts have managed to go beyond simple cameos and give importance to the different characters.

Doctor Strange 2 must continue on this line, that is to say, to ensure that all appearances have their importance and are not simply fan-service. This could be a big deal for the MCU, as audiences can now expect every character in the multiverse to have such prominent roles.

The feature film has already confirmed a key quartet with Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, Wong and America Chavez, as well as two variants of the wizard including an evil one. Will Doctor Strange 2 jeopardize the fate of the multiverse? Answer in our dark rooms on May 4th.

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