Benedict Cumberbatch made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the future Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme in 2016. He quickly found a prominent role in the closing of the Infinity Saga, as Strange foresaw the lone future in Avengers: Infinity War, where the Avengers successfully defeated Thanos. But, unfortunately, his master plan wasn’t fully realized until Avengers: Endgame.
Doctor Strange Is The Powerhouse Of Avengers.
Dr. Strange has its fair share of fans. It is widely considered that Cumberbatch’s Strange elevated to a new level in the two joined Avengers films. His importance to the overall MCU storyline was made clear, while his magic powers were elevated to new heights, even though he lost the Time Stone. Strange will next be seen in Spider-Man: No Way Home before returning for his long-awaited solo sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. His more appearances are expected to further elevate Strange’s role in the MCU as he looks to straighten out the multiverse and protect the main timeline from any multiversal threats that come his way.
Anticipation rises for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness after Loki’s finale cracked the multiverse wide open. During an interview with Geek Vibes Podcast (via Comicbook), Loki’s head writer Michael Waldron Waldron mentioned that Strange is at the height of his magical powers in the sequel. Here have a look at what he has to say:
I think that Stephen Strange has been through so much between that first movie and now. That first movie was an incredible origin story of how he became a sorcerer, but now he’s been through that. He’s fought Thanos ( in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame ) and he’s on the other end of it, and he’s kind of at the height of his powers. So it’s an interesting place to catch up with him.
Doctor Strange’s Madness
Strange being at the height of his powers is an intriguing tease for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Audiences last saw the sorcerer mourning the loss of Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame after he gave Iron Man the signal that this was their one chance to defeat Thanos. Despite losing the Time Stone earlier in Infinity War, Strange showed that he’s still plenty powerful without it. However, with images from Spider-Man No Way Home showing he still carries the Eye of Agomotto, there is great speculation that the Time Stone will return to him, too.
Even though the plot of Doctor Strange 2 is still heavily guarded in secrecy, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Marvel will amplify Strange’s powers in the sequel. He might have to fight Scarlet Witch or even an evil version of himself at some point in the film. Plus, there are plenty of theories and rumors about Mephisto, Cython, Shuma-Gorath, and other magical foes factoring into the story. No matter how powerful Doctor Strange becomes in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, it will be fascinating to see how he achieves those heights and if Marvel will leave him in this potent state by the time the movie concludes.
In the Multiverse of Madness, Doctor Strange will be released in the United States on March 25, 2022, as part of Phase Four of the MCU.