Doctor Strange: the villain of the sequel will be Shuma-Gorath?

Doctor Strange: the villain of the sequel will be Shuma-Gorath?

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Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness, the sequel to the 2016 film starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated Marvel productions of Phase 4. Filming has already been completed, but at the moment the details on the plot are still sparse. Thanks to the Illuminerdi website, however, we can get a first idea about the papabile villain.

Apparently the film will make its absolute live-action debut Shuma-Gorath, a monstrous interdimensional entity who wants to take complete control of the multiverse. To do so, he will have to obtain the powers of America Chavez, a young superhero who manages with great skill to switch from one timeline to another.

In the Marvel comics, Shuma-Gorath was one of Doctor Strange's most famous enemies. . In the first film, however, the supreme sorcerer had to face another monstrous creature: Dormammu, also known as the Destroyer of the Worlds.

Scarlet Witch will most likely also enter the mix, who will want to do everything to find Billy and Tommy after what happened in the WandaVision finale. The events of the series, in fact, will have direct consequences and the appearance of the character played by Elizabeth Olsen has already been confirmed.

Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness, will there be Shuma Gorath?

Directing the new film will no longer be Scott Derrickson, but Sam Raimi, who will return on board a cinecomic years after the first, historic Spider-Man trilogy with Tobey Maguire. According to the first rumors, the multiverse will be explored first in Spider-Man No Way Home, where Maguire and the Spiderman played by Andrew Garfield could appear, despite the latter having denied his involvement.

In the Multiverse of Madness was due to come out this year, but the health emergency has changed the plans in progress. Now the release is set for 25 March 2022.

Read also: Marvel Studios Phase 4, the trailer and many new details

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  • Marvel Studios came under fire for casting Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One in 2016's Doctor Strange.
  • The previous company line was that the character was recast so as not to feed into racial stereotypes, but Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige now believes this could have been handled better.
  • 'Is there any other way to both not fall into the cliché and cast an Asian actor? And the answer to that, of course, is yes,' he says in a new Men's Health cover story.
  • When Marvel Studios cast actress Tilda Swinton (a white woman) as The Ancient One (a historically Asian male character) in 2016's Doctor Strange, the studio immediately came under fire. At the time, director Scott Derrickson attempted to apologize and explain the casting choice away, telling The Daily Beast, “I really felt like I was going to be contributing to a bad stereotype,' elaborating that he initially made the choice to make the character female, but when he envisioned her played by an Asian woman she 'was a straight-up Dragon Lady.' The decision still stands out as a sore thumb among the MCU five years later. And now, the head of Marvel Studios is officially acknowledging that things could have been handled better.

    'We thought we were being so smart, and so cutting-edge,” Kevin Feige told Men's Health in a new cover story on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu.“We’re not going to do the cliché of the wizened, old, wise Asian man. But it was a wake-up call to say, ‘Well, wait a minute, is there any other way to figure it out? Is there any other way to both not fall into the cliché and cast an Asian actor?’ And the answer to that, of course, is yes.”

    Feige acknowledges that previoous wrong, while still believing there's a clear path toward better future that prioritizes more respectful on-screen adaptations and representation. In the story, he reveals that the story of Shang-Chi comes from a binder that's existed since Marvel Studios' inception filled with “great characters who could make great movies regardless of how famous they were.” And now that a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie is basically equivalent to a Disney-owned branch of the U.S. Mint, those are chances the studio is now more comfortable taking.

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    Feige realized early on that the popularity of Marvel characters didn't really play a huge role in determining the success of their film adaptation. The studio had two early hits with X-Men, which had been the company's most popular comic for a long time, and Blade, which most people didn't even realize was based on a comic.

    'That sort of proved early on that it wasn't about how famous the character was, but about how great their potential was for becoming a cool movie, or series of movies,' he said. 'And Shang-Chi has had that potential for so long.'

    Feige also added that while Shang-Chi has been on their radar as a story with big cinema potential for a long time, there was limited space to fit in characters needed during the lead-up to Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

    'Once we finished what we call now The Infinity Saga, we rolled up our sleeves and said, 'OK, what's next?' What are we going to kick off the next?' he said. 'The next sort of evolution of the MCU post- our first big saga, and that's why Shang-Chi was at the very top of that list.'

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    And because Shang-Chi is a fairly obscure character, the studio can rewrite and modernize his story in ways that would be far less noticeable than updating more widely known stories like those of Captain America, Spider-Man, or The Incredible Hulk. And Feige believes that Liu is the perfect man for that updated story.

    “It’s about having a foot in both worlds,” he says. “In the North American world and in China. And Simu fits that quite well.”