The world premiere of Doctor Strange 2 in the Multiverse of Madness, the most anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie of the year, and to see it and enjoy it to the fullest, it is necessary to recapitulate some important sorcerer moments throughout the MCU.
Doctor Strange 2 in the Multiverse of Madness to understand a little more about what we will see in the film, the latest official synopsis published by Marvel Studios opens up a whole panorama for us: “Dr. Stephen Strange casts a forbidden spell that opens the door to the multiverse, including an alternate version of himself , whose threat to humanity is too great for the combined forces of Strange, Wong and Wanda Maximoff."
The tape is connected to Spider-Man: No Way Home. Doctor Strange first cast a spell that turned out to be flawed and brought variants of Peter Parker and villains from other universes into his universe. Then, to correct it, he released another one, which made everyone forget who Spider-Man is, but apparently caused even more consequences in the world, opening portals between universes.
The sequel to Doctor Strange is going to show variants of the main characters, villains from other universes and all the threats that the protagonist will have to face to save the world.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Rachel McAdams as Doctor Christine Palmer, Benedict Wong as Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mordo, and Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez lead the film's cast, which will also include Patrick Stewart. like Professor X and other characters that will be part of the secret group of Marvel Comics, the Illuminati.
We may have seen all the productions prior to this new movie, but it's always good to catch up with what's happened in the MCU, and why not, a previous marathon on Disney + doesn't hurt.
Therefore, we recommend watching the following movies and series, in the order of their release, to have all the necessary information before enjoying Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Who is Doctor Strange, what is the multiverse, and why is the world in trouble over a flawed spell?
"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" is the first Marvel Studios movie to be released in 2022. As usual in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or MCU in English by Marvel Cinematic Universe), each new production offers new developments in the main characters, and in order to understand their stories 100% you must have seen (at least some) previous movies and series.
However, this cinematographic universe already has 27 tapes and 6 series (yes, now the 6 Marvel series on Disney+ must also be considered as very relevant to the future of this multiverse) so having seen all of them has become a task titanic.
This installment will not be the exception as previously seen characters and concepts will appear. To understand this new movie 100%, we at CNN have compiled in order of importance the minimum works that you must have seen before "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness". And they are much less than 27 movies and 6 series.
Obviously, because it is the first work that Marvel Studios did to present the origins of Doctor Strange. It is the best way to meet or refresh Stephen Strange and understand the whys and wherefores of his character. As well as to learn more about the sorcerer Wong who will once again be a central character.
If there's a defining character for the MCU in this Doctor Strange movie, that's going to be Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch. And "Wandavision" is the Disney+ miniseries that delves into her and the trauma she experiences after the events of Infinity War and Endgame. Towards the end of the series, her character fully evolves and, in a post-credits scene, she can be seen studying a dark sorcery book that could turn her into a villain or attract evil forces.
The last installment of the spider-man is, chronologically, the tape before the new Doctor Strange movie and the last movie in which we have been able to see Stephen Strange, when he warns Spider-Man of the dangers of altering space- weather. And furthermore, it is the first film that has presented characters from other Marvel universes prior to the current Disney one, which opens the door for other old acquaintances to finally arrive.
"Loki", another of the successful Marvel series on Disney + is key not only to know what happens to the character of Loki, but also to understand the concept of the multiverse. The entire series delves into that, but if there is a truly revealing chapter in the different forks that can occur, that is the sixth and last.
This Disney+ animated series poses alternative scenarios if different events had occurred in the history of the Marvel characters. The one that interests us here is his room titled in Spanish as "What would happen if Doctor Strange lost his heart instead of his hands?". In this an alternate reality is shown in which we can see Stephen Strange in two versions of the sorcerer of him.
One is the Doctor Strange that we are used to and the other is the one known as Strange Supreme, a much darker version of it. Despite nothing being confirmed, in the first trailer for "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" two versions of Strange could be seen, so it is possible that such a scenario could occur.
We are nowhere near the premiere of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and the excitement of seeing the film must have many anxious. The safest thing is that if you are a fan you are up to date with all the MCU series and movies, but it is worth revisiting those products that are directly related to this film.
Being part of a shared universe there are certain previous products that we cannot ignore to know exactly what the film is about. At this time the number of series and movies that come from the MCU are too many and it seems that running a marathon prior to each major event is becoming more and more complicated. Therefore it is better to choose what we should see and what we can leave out.
And Disney as kind as it is, has done us the favor of giving us the list of what we must see before embarking on the adventure that will be Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It is through Binge Watch This that we can see this list.
We are already in May: a month marked by some very interesting releases and the arrival (presumably) of good temperatures, before turning into the hellish summer months.
The month starts with one of the biggest releases of the year, but also with a fairly varied week in which we will have practically everything.
Also, we must not forget that on Wednesday we have the final episode of Moon Knight on Disney Plus. We also have an appointment on HBO Max for new episodes of series like The City Is Ours or The Flight Attendant.
There is very little left for Doctor Strange 2 to be released in theaters, the new film from the Marvel Studios Cinematic Universe about the Sorcerer Supreme. This story will feature lots of surprises, cameos, fan service, and a great soundtrack composed by Danny Elfman.
Now, we can review all the songs of Doctor Strange 2, but be careful because this list has many SPOILERS.
The soundtrack of Doctor Strange 2 reveals how everything will start in a spectacular way in the multiverse, then America Chavez will be able to escape, something that the protagonist will be able to capture through dreams. That is why he will go to speak with Scarlet Witch and then to Doctor Palmer's wedding to meet the mighty Gargantos.
From here there will be a lot of action, excitement and surprises, where the court and the Book of Vishanti stand out. They will then show an epic finale and a big reveal in the post-credits scene, as an unexpected character will appear. Who can It Be?.
We will find out everything when the movie Doctor Strange 2 is released on May 6, 2022. While we can see all the installments of Marvel Studios where the character has participated on the Disney Plus streaming platform.
As its name suggests, the new Doctor Strange movie is going to be a "madness", because the events that happened in Spider-Man: No Way Home, through which numerous universes were opened, are going to be multiplied in this new film starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
A film so complicated, with so many open fronts and with so many things to explain, that it began filming almost without being finished, because as Cumberbatch himself has confessed in an interview with ComicBook, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness began to record when its ending was still "up in the air".
"There's a lot to examine and explain and absorb. But at the end of the movie there's a kind of propulsion that makes it have a great third act. Which was pretty much up in the air when we started shooting the movie, which is very common in Marvel productions. But in the end we have managed to make it spectacular, "said the actor.
"There's too much to tell in just one movie, so I think you have to start slow from the beginning. From what little I've seen, I'm concerned that there are times when nothing happens because there's so much to tell. But hey, I I'm the worst judge because I know what's going on and I understand that as viewers, we all need a moment of respite."
By this time next Friday, many of you will be watching or preparing to see Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The Marvel Cinematic Universe returns to the big screen after almost 5 months of absence.
Although the film is, in essence, the sequel to Doctor Strange, the 2016 film, the events will be more closely tied to what happened in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The Sam Raimi-directed film will see Benedict Cumberbatch's character suffering the consequences of his actions in the Spider-Man movie. By aiding Peter Parker (Tom Holland) through the mystic arts, Stephen Strange helped further destabilize the multiverse.
We've already seen a bunch of different sneak peeks at Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Many of them, like the spot that was released this morning, anticipate the arrival of new characters from the MCU (and beyond).
The scene sees Stephen Strange watching as América Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) enters a city bus that quickly rises before his eyes. Strange, more pissed off than a turkey at Christmas, opens the space before him and discovers that, behind that strange levitation, Gargantos is hidden.
The monstrous villain will confront Strange, who rescues Chavez with the levitation cloak and then breaks the bus (launched by Gargantos) like someone breaking bread.
Separately, we've seen pretty much all of the footage for this scene, so it's not a spoiler in a way. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness still harbors many mysteries that Marvel Studios is careful not to reveal.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is yet to be released, but the film continues to grab media headlines around the world, mostly in a positive way. Now, however, it's back at it again because the censorship controversy from one of the biggest markets could once again trump Marvel Studios' desires to reach more people to generate more revenue. China is the nation that again puts another production based on the House of Ideas comics in check, and all for one of its advances.
As you may know, it's part of Disney's marketing tactic to release trailers for their movies, and with those that are produced by Kevin Feige and his team they take it to another level. The new adventure of Doctor Strange is another of the many films that release countless clips even in the days before it hits the big screen, revealing parts of many scenes that the public will be able to see as soon as it hits theaters. But this is when a detail has been found that could be of great weight for the evaluation of the body that regulates the content that reaches the Asian country.
Sam Raimi returns to the superhero genre alongside a cast made up of Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, Michael Stühlbarg, and Rachel McAdams. "The film presents a journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of new and mystical allies familiar to the audience, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a new and mysterious adversary." its official synopsis.
This is where we first meet Wanda Maximoff and her brother Pietro de ella, the twins who were experimented on with the Mind Stone. Not only do we see for the first time one of the main characters of the next film, we also discover in her a loyal and protective person of his family, making it clear that no one can mess with his loved ones.
After having had secondary, but crucial, participation in "Thor Ragnarok", "Avengers Infinity War", "Avengers Endgame" and "Spiderman No Way Home", the character of Stephen Strange returns to be the protagonist of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the premiere of “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness”.
“I know we are all fascinated by the concept of the multiverse and the possibilities that it brings to Marvel stories on film, but for me this film is about how Strange finds his humanity, his strengths and his limits. It is a wonderful way to deepen the character with a story that is amazing and impressive,” said Benedict Cumberbatch during a press conference to promote the premiere of the sequel that hits theaters in Puerto Rico this Thursday.
During his session with the press, the actor constantly alluded to all the surprises in the film -which cannot be discussed- but he did assure that with the narrative hook of the multiverse “here we meet different versions of Strange. It is not that they have other personalities, it is that they made other decisions and that leads them to behave differently. Capturing that in subtle detail was a lot of fun. I love that he's not a rigid character, that he's flexible and that his emotional language keeps expanding with each movie."
The first thing you have to see is Doctor Strange, the first movie of the Supreme Sorcerer that was released in 2016 and was directed by Scott Derrickson. Even though there have been a dozen MCU movies between the two Doctor Strange movies, Multiverse of Madness is the first to bring back nearly the entire cast of the first movie, including Dr. Palmer (Rachel McAdams).
The next production on the list is WandaVision, a Disney+ series that we saw in 2021 and has a single season of 9 episodes. WandaVision's story takes place after Avengers: Endgame but the series gives you a summary of the important points at the beginning, so you don't have to watch the movies to enjoy the series. Without giving away any spoilers, the ending of WandaVision connects directly to Doctor Strange 2, so it's very necessary to fully understand the sequel.
The third production we have to see before Doctor Strange 2 is What If…?, a Disney+ series that premiered last year. This series explores the Marvel multiverse and each episode imagines what would have happened if some key events happened differently. Episode 4 of What If…? he imagines what would have happened if Dr. Palmer had accompanied Strange when she had her accident in the first film, losing her heart instead of her hands.
It is not necessary to watch all the episodes of What If…?, but 4 is essential, since Doctor Strange 2 will show a character that originated from that universe. Episode 5 shows us a variant of Wanda Zombie, while episodes 8 and 9 deal with what would have happened if Ultron succeeded, so it is recommended to watch these episodes to understand all the Easter eggs of Doctor Strange 2 and his journey. through the multiverse.
The fourth production on the list is Spider-Man: No Way Home, as Doctor Strange has a very important role in the plot of the film. It is in this film that we learn that Doctor Strange is no longer the Sorcerer Supreme and why, which will surely be mentioned in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Of the 27 movies and over a dozen TV series in the MCU, these four are the only ones you need to watch before Doctor Strange in the Multiverse to fully understand the story. However, if you want to understand all the easter eggs and cameos in the movie, I'm afraid you'll have to look beyond the MCU, as it's expected to be a celebration of Marvel with cameos like Patrick Stewart playing Professor Charles Xavier.