The “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” Cast Brings Together MCU Favourites and New Faces
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is heading to theatres on May 6. Technically, it’s a sequel to 2016’s “Doctor Strange,” which introduced the character, but he’s appeared in a multitude of Marvel movies and TV shows since then, including “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” and the Disney+ series “What If…?” The new movie combines characters from the first film with heroes from the greater MCU, plus at least one brand-new character who’ve never been seen on screen before.
According to Marvel, the new movie picks up a few months after “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” The official synopsis reads, “In Marvel Studios’ ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,’ the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.”
Though this movie is apparently going to be the biggest dive into the multiverse yet, the MCU has been playing with the concept for over a year. The Disney+ series “Loki” saw its titular character unleash chaos in the timelines in the show’s finale. Dr. Strange’s tinkering with the multiverse is what allowed other versions of Spider-Man to cross over to meet Tom Holland’s. And technically, the MCU’s Gamora (Zoe Saldaña) is also from a different timeline. Whether the new movie will make the pinballing universes more or less chaotic remains to be seen.
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is directed by Sam Raimi, who helmed the original 2000s Spider-Man movies. Keep reading as we break down the “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” cast and what it all means for the MCU going forward.