What the new Doctor Strange commercial reveals in the multiverse of madness

What the new Doctor Strange commercial reveals in the multiverse of madness

The anticipation is growing for the release of Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness. The new Marvel cinecomics, which will see the return of the former Supreme Sorcerer played by Benedict Cumberbatch, will be released in Italian cinemas starting from 4 May and in the last few hours the presales have been opened. To seal the moment, a new spot was also released, entitled Dream, which in addition to remixing images already seen in previous trailers also reveals new details and above all new development perspectives for a plot that seems already rather complicated on paper. After the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home, in fact, Strange must face the consequences of the opening of the multiverse, with all the dangers and enemies that can come from the fractures on the various parallel dimensions.

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In the new clip the characters at the center of the film seem unable to get out of the obsession of their dreams: Stephen Strange in particular continues to dream of his marriage with the historical girlfriend Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams).

Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), on the other hand, continues to have nightmares portraying her twin children, Billy and Tommy, born from her imagination in the period recounted in the WandaVision series. It is not clear if the children will remain in the dream sphere or, in some parallel dimension, Scarlett Witch will be able to truly hug them again. Another hypothesis is that Wanda herself is playing with reality, having acquired the Book of the Damned from Agatha Harkness.

Another element of novelty in this teaser is a massive presence of zombies: in various moments of the spot, in fact, we see versions of Strange, Wanda and Christine in an undead version. The zombie theme had already been introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe from the animated series What If ...?, Which assumed different fates depending on small changes in the events of each narrative line. It is no coincidence that this element is recovered in this film, which sees a master of horror like Sam Raimi as the director.

Among the other revealing details is the return of the evil Doctor Strange, also known as Strange Supreme. Also this different incarnation was somehow anticipated in What If…? , when Strange tried to overcome death to bring his beloved back to life, thus altering the balance of space-time until it became corrupted by absorbing various evil entities of the universe. Here the character of Cumberbatch will have to clash with his nemesis, who here also sports a third eye, often connected - as in the iconography of the Indian goddess Kali - to destruction. Surely Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness will confront the various characters on their darker sides, potentially changing the fate of the Marvel universe forever.