Released several weeks ago, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has followed Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange on a journey through the Multiverse. Fans have been waiting for this since a long time, and now they can explore everything the Multiverse has in store while also learning about new threats. With Charlize Theron playing Clea in the Post-Credits sequence, Doctor Strange 2’s ending teases what viewers might expect from Doctor Strange 3. It’s significant to observe that the film also suggests a variety of storylines that may be adapted in various MCU projects. Here are the details:
1. Doctor Strange 3:
As previously mentioned, in the mid-credits scene, Strange is seen standing before Clea, finally meeting his most famous lover from the comics. Dormammu, the ruler of the Dark Dimension, is her uncle, and she seems to be bringing Strange back there for more than just a deal. Additionally, the statement “Doctor Strange will return” confirms all speculations regarding a potential Doctor Strange sequel.
2. A Solo project with the Scarlet Witch:
Following several secondary roles and appearances in 7 films, a March 2022 leak suggested that Marvel was working on some sort of Scarlet Witch standalone production. Despite the fact that many people assume Elizabeth Olsen’s character died on Mount Wundagore, we never actually saw a body. She is currently one of the most influential characters in the MCU, therefore her own project would be very interesting to watch.
3. The adventures of America Chavez:
Xochitl Gomez made her MCU debut as America Chavez in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, joining the ensemble with veteran Marvel superheroes. The young protagonist was key to the narrative of the blockbuster since multiverse travel in the movie was made possible by her otherworldly abilities. Over the years, Chavez has appeared in a number of popular comics. Consequently, it wouldn’t be surprising to get an America Chavez Disney+ series as part of the next MCU announcements.
4. A project with the Young Avengers:
Marvel Studios is obviously laying the groundwork for the Young Avengers to come together in the future after the fresh introductions of Wiccan, Speed, Patriot, Kid Loki, Ms. Marvel, and Kate Bishop. America Chavez is another potential member of the next era of superheroes. Later on, this crew might also include Billy Maximoff, played by Julian Hilliard, and Tommy Maximoff, played by Jett Klyne.
5. X-Men ’97:
Marvel Studios unexpectedly revealed plans to bring X-Men ’97 to Disney+, on Disney+ Day in 2021. Owing to Doctor Strange 2, viewers saw something about its inclusion in the MCU for the first time since the announcement. Fans recognised a particular tune in the background when Professor Charles Xavier returned to join the Illuminati table on Earth-838. The captions revealed that the soundtrack was the X-Men ’97 series’s theme after the movie was uploaded on Disney+.
6. Fantastic Four:
Fans have been clamouring for a Fantastic Four movie ever since John Krasinski took on Reed Richards as Mister Fantastic in the Multiverse of Madness. In this movie, the hero dies at the hands of Wanda. However, thanks to the introduction of the Multiverse, there are other iterations of the Fantastic Four, and the future solo film will focus on Earth-616’s version. Right now, Krasinski’s comeback to the Fantastic Four as Reed Richards hasn’t been announced officially, and Marvel Studios is now searching for a new director for the project.
7. The project with the Secret War:
As it sets practically every one of the super hero squads against a myriad of villains, Secret Wars is undoubtedly one among Marvel’s most massive narratives. A word that appears repeatedly in the film—”incursions”—is one of the keywords used to refer to the onset of the Secret Wars. Incursions is when individuals from one universe interfere with those of another, causing the physical seams between the two realities to collide. Secret Wars has been believed to be Marvel’s next huge event, frequently referred to as Avengers 5.
Let me encapsulate how and when She-Hulk is introduced in Doctor Strange 2 in one word: Wong. Interestingly, in March 2022, the Benedict Wong who played the Sorcerer Supreme was revealed to be a member of Tatiana Maslany’s She-Hulk ensemble. Wong has returned to his usual position at Kamar-Taj after last being seen struggling to end Wanda Maximoff’s imminent reign of terror in Doctor Strange 2. It’s unclear what role Wong has in She-Hulk’s narrative though. All we can do is wait and watch.
9. What If…? Season 2:
As it explores alternative interpretations of key MCU story elements since the last thirteen years, the current What If…? animated anthology show has given viewers their first glimpse of the multiverse. Hayley Atwell’s Captain Carter has dominated the promotional strategy for the program since it was initially announced. Now, as Atwell still seems eager to carry on in her Marvel role, maybe Captain Carter will get her own live-action standalone project.
10. Agatha: House of Harkness:
Agatha was behind everything as Wanda Maximoff progressed toward her dark course. Now, she Agatha is expected to star in Agatha: House of Harkness, a spinoff series that may be directly inspired by what transpired in Doctor Strange 2. The show could reveal more about the Darkhold’s origins, and there’s a fair chance it’ll connect to the Scarlet Witch’s story following their initial meeting in WandaVision in 2021. Even the promotions for Doctor Strange 2 featured Agatha, which may indicate that she has deeper connections to these characters than we know right now.