What If …?’S Strange Supreme Isn’t in Doctor Strange 2 After All

Doctor Strange 2 star Benedict Cumberbatch reveals that the film does not include Strange Supreme from What If…? but rather a more “sinister” variant.

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed that Doctor Strange Supreme, the animated variant that he voiced in multiple episodes of Marvel’s What If …?is not in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Marketing for the upcoming Marvel Studios film had shown a live-action Doctor Strange variant similar in appearance to the animated Strange Supreme, which led many fans to believe the two characters were the same. However, Cumberbatch told GamesRadar +’s Total Film that the variant seen in previous trailers is called Sinister Strange and “is nothing that you’ve seen before.” He added, “What If …? is a beautiful riff of a potential. And this is something different. “

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While Strange Supreme might not be making the jump from animation to live-action, a different What If …? character has been spotted in the latest Multiverse of Madness TV spot. Captain Carter, a Peggy Carter variant that received the super-soldier serum instead of Steve Rogers, seemed to show up in a TV spot fighting a version of Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch. Hayley Atwell reprised her role as Peggy Carter from previous Marvel Cinematic Universe films in What If …?but it is unknown if she is playing Captain Carter in the Doctor Strange sequel since the character was not seen from the front.

Michael Waldron, who wrote Multiverse of Madness as well as Loki Season 1, revealed that the MCU’s Multiverse will play an important role in the upcoming sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange. “In every way, it shapes the emotional heart of the story. It has to. The multiverse isn’t just a MacGuffin where we’re like, ‘Okay, this is just a kitschy thing that we’re playing with in this movie , ‘”the writer said in April 2022.” If you’re faced with alternate realities and with alternate versions of yourself that has to become the emotional heart, exploring who you might be if you were a different version of yourself, if you made “other complex, the right choices or the wrong choices. It’s complex stuff, emotionally, and that’s exactly why it’s so thrilling and so great for a cast as dramatically talented as this one.”

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In addition to Cumberbatch and Olsen, Multiverse of Madness features the return of Rachel McAdams and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Christine Palmer and Karl Mordo, respectively. Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Xochitl Gomez and Patrick Stewart also star in the film, with Stewart confirmed to be playing a variant of Professor X, a character he portrayed for 17 years in the X-Men film series.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness opens in theaters on May 6.

Source: Total Film

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