The impact of ‘Doctor Strange 2’ on the future of Marvel: “The multiverse is infinite and an incredible opportunity to tell stories”

We speak with Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in the sequel about Benedict Cumberbatch’s sorcerer. Now in theaters!

The multiverse has already reached the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessthe sequel about the sorcerer played by Benedict Cumberbatch, has already landed on the billboards and the film explores this key term of the Phase 4 of the studio. What is the multiverse? If you have seen the Disney+ animated series What would happen if…? you will already know enough, but if you are not familiar with it we will summarize that it is a word that is used to define the set of many existing universes.

It seems that the multiverse is here to stay and further expand the MCU. Imagine the number of possibilities that something like this implies in the franchise. Taking into account that Doc Strange 2 will take Marvel fans on a journey through it, How will the movie impact the future of the MCU?

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“I think this idea of ​​the multiverse, which has already been introduced through Spider-Man, is an incredible storytelling opportunity.”answers Elizabeth Olsen in SensaCinema. The actress returns to life Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in the sequel to Doctor Strange (Doctor Strange)which features Sam Raimi in the director’s chair.

“I think a lot of us, in our lives, think about what would have happened if we had gone to this other school, or if we hadn’t gone through this breakup, or if we had taken this job… All of our decisions, and the decisions of our parents, have led us to exactly where we are now.“Adds the actress, who returns as her character after the events of the series Scarlet Witch and Visionthe one in charge of kicking off Phase 4 of the franchise.

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As Olsen continues:

I love this idea of ​​being able to explore the multiverse and see all these other opportunities and lives that these characters could have had if they had made different choices at some point. That, for storytelling, is infinite and I think it could create amazing stories in the future

Not only that, because the multiverse also allows you to introduce alternative versions of characters. In What would happen if…? was shown to Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) from another universe where she is the one receiving the super-soldier serum. To give another example, fiction also told what would have happened if Yondu (Michael Rooker) take T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) as a child instead of a Peter Quill/star lord (Chris Pratt).

The advances of Doc Strange 2 They have already shown some of the alternative versions that we will see of Stephen Strange. It is the case of Strange Supremean evil version of the protagonist, and Defender Strange, the sorcerer version with a different costume and the two highest gray hair streaks. Raimi has confirmed that there will also be other versions of Scarlet Witch.

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“Fresh air. It was fresh air”Cumberbatch tells SensaCine about having the opportunity to bring different versions of his character to life. “It was the most exciting challenge for me”.

The secrecy surrounding Marvel movies is a tradition now, but the studio hasn’t wanted to show too much about it. Doc Strange 2. Cumberbatch also confirmed that the surprises in the film will be “somewhat similar” to what we saw in Spider-Man: No Way Homea film in which fans have already had an approach to the multiverse with the returns of Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire as their respective Peter Parker.

Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, has confirmed that the death of He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors) in Loki it was what caused Doctor Strange’s spell in the third installment of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man to go wrong and open the door to the multiverse.

Waiting to learn all the secrets of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness it’s over. Above these lines, don’t miss our interview with Cumberbatch, Olsen and Benedict Wong, who returns as the Sorcerer Supreme Wong.

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