5 Times Fans Overhyped Doctor Strange 2

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When it comes to Marvel, it should come as no surprise that fans often take things a bit too far. Whether it be regarding the plot or the cameos, everyone has an opinion. The studio has been infamously protective of the last two blockbusters, Infinity War and Endgame. Even the actors were allegedly not aware of the entire script in order to avoid spoilers. With the next big instalment on the way, fans again set to work on their theories regarding the multiverse. Now with Doctor Strange 2 out in theatres, let’s look at a few of those theories that were perhaps a bit too far-fetched to be true.


Tom Cruise as Iron Man

Nobody can take over the mantel of Iron Man after Robert Downey Jr., the godfather of Marvel himself. But rumours suggested Tom Cruise would take over the role as a variant of Iron Man with questionable moral character.

Tom Cruise is rumoured to appear as an Iron Man variant in MoM

Ghost Rider

The Ghost Rider of Nick Cage is one of those movies that lie on the opposite ends of the spectrum. You either love it or you hate it. But it’s rather safe to say that this particular Ghost Rider has gained a massive cult following due to its mystical plot and visually daunting filmography. So, when fans claimed a cameo from Mr Rider himself, riding his bike to the battlefield and facing off against Wanda, it didn’t seem too far-fetched. But as with all rumours too good to be true, this one also failed to deliver.

Ghost Rider vs. Wanda Maximoff


With the entire plot of the movie revolving around the multiverse, it’s not that surprising to loop in a Fox-verse superhero into the mix. However, considering the already too packed plot of the film, bringing in Wolverine would make it more complicated than necessary. Not to mention, the character would not fit in anywhere in the Doctor Strange 2 subplot.

The Original X-Men Trilogy had a better Wolverine
The X-Men Trilogy: Wolverine


Perhaps after RDJ, the only actor to truly do justice to a role was Ryan Reynolds himself. On-screen as in real life, Reynolds is infamous for his sharp, snappy, quick wit. However, considering the times Deadpool ends up breaking the fourth wall, it would be a mess to coordinate the script of Multiverse of Madness with the Merc with the Mouth.

Deadpool 2 Deleted Scene - Wade Travels back In Time To Kill Baby Hitler
Deadpool 2 Deleted Scene – Wade Travels back In Time To Kill Baby Hitler

Tobey Maguire’s Spiderman

With Sam Raimi at the helm, fans rightfully overhyped this theory of bringing back the beloved veteran Spiderman to the screens. What moreover helped gather ground for this theory was the fact that he, along with Andrew Garfield, did appear in Spiderman: NWH.

Spider-Man: NWH – Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield

Suggested reading: 9 Doctor Strange 2 Rumours That Never Came True

Like most fan theories, some of these were probably a bit too implausible. But, all in all, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has exploded at the box office and the fans are here to stay, with or without Tom Cruise and Nick Cage.


Written by Diya Majumdar

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With a degree in Literature from Miranda House, Diya Majumdar now has above 1500 published articles on FandomWire. Her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema while being a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh. Other skills include being the proud owner of an obsessive collection of Spotify playlists.