Doctor Strange is gaining traction in pre-production, and with it comes a slew of juicy details about the plot and characters. Spider-Man: No Way Home shows that Marvel Studios has no qualms about introducing characters from other universes into the MCU, and Stephen Strange’s new solo film is increasingly looking likely to follow suit. Some are confirmed, while others are speculated, but one thing is certain: the sequel’s cast will be impressive. Let’s take a look at every character who has been rumored to appear in Doctor Strange: The Multiverse of Madness:
1. Doctor Strange
I mean, obviously…
2. Defender Strange
After freaking out when Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Men appeared alongside Tom Holland’s MCU hero, Doctor Strange will see distinct versions of himself in his forthcoming standalone film. In the comics, this version of Strange was a member of Marvel’s Defenders squad, forming alliances with renowned characters like the Hulk and Valkyrie.
3. Sinister Strange
Sinister Strange made a terrifying appearance towards the end of the first trailer for the sequel. Sinister Strange, dressed in darker robes and with a more unkempt appearance than any of his contemporaries, sparked a lot of debate when he first surfaced.
4. Scarlet Witch
WandaVision on Disney+ came to a close with Wanda embracing her Scarlet Witch persona. Doctor Strange seeks her assistance with his new journey into the Multiverse, according to the trailers. Wanda is now more powerful than ever and appears to have let some Darkhold black magic take hold of her.
5. A Variant of Wanda
In one scene of the trailer, the OG Wanda was shown on her knees in tears, while another version of herself stood looking with wrath in another. This Variant had bruises on her face, which could have been caused by the two Scarlet Witches’ forthcoming confrontation.
Wong, played by Benedict Wong, is one of Doctor Strange’s most essential secondary characters in the comics and the movies. Doctor Strange’s future adventure through the Multiverse will be advised and protected by Wong, who has appeared in every trailer and TV advertisement thus far.
8. America Chavez
In the promotional material, America Chavez’s featured a few seconds of action, which verifies her importance in the tale. She will assist introduce Doctor Strange and Wanda to what she knows about the Multiverse. She also comes in with the ability to lead the MCU’s next wave of Young Avengers.
Apart from the powerful humans who will propel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness onward, interdimensional creatures will also make their MCU appearance. Gargantos, the one-eyed, green, slimy, tentacled extraterrestrial who has appeared in every piece of promotional material released to date, is the most prominent of these.
The green and furry monster first appeared in comic books in 1986 as a mystical being from the planet R’Vaal before joining Doctor Strange on countless adventures. Rintrah was seen only in a few seconds of footage so far, which includes a distant image of his horse-like visage. The magical creature’s fans are eager to see more of it in action.
11. Master Mordo
In the trailers, Master Mordo is seen serving as the Sorcerer Supreme of his realm. He also looks to be more powerful than prime Mordo from the first film. This Mordo is shown in the trailers fighting Doctor Strange, but his presence will be much more than that. “Your desecration of reality will not go unpunished”, he says to Strange.
12. Christine Palmer
Christine put up her best attempt to save the Ancient One before the previous Sorcerer Supreme met her demise when viewers last saw her. Christine’s wedding clip has accounted for the majority of her footage thus far, with the lady in a white gown walking down the aisle and then sprinting outdoors to see what’s going on in her world.
13. Nicodemus West
Dr. Nicodemus West will make his return as Strange’s coworker in the Doctor Strange sequel. Fans viewed him in a workplace feud with Strange, despite the fact that he barely appeared in a few scenes. Things concluded with West attempting to save the Ancient One’s life in the emergency room alongside Strange and Christine Palmer.
14. Ultron Drones
While their exact purpose is uncertain, the Super Bowl promotion depicted these robots making their triumphant return after their first appearance in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. These drones appear to have received a design makeover, as they now appear to be considerably more sleek and polished than they did seven years ago.
15. Professor X
While he hasn’t been announced to be a part of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, all indicators point to him being there. Professor X would be a good contender to lead the Multiversal team if speculations of Marvel’s Illuminati come to fruition, given his extraordinary power and intellect.
16. Captain Carter
On the Doctor Strange 2 cover, a small sight of her shield may hint at a live-action switch for Peggy Carter. In July 2022, rumours surfaced claiming that Atwell would appear in the Multiversal sequel as Captain Carter in a minor cameo. With her shield appearing on the movie poster, it’s tough to dismiss that as a viable option.
17. Captain Marvel
Doctor Strange may be hinting at the presence of another Captain Marvel, and it’s none other than Lashana Lynch’s Maria Rambeau. As Captain Marvel rocketed into action in the sequel’s second teaser, it appeared that Lynch’s face was hidden beneath the flashing white eyes. Fans watched her fly headlong toward Wanda Maximoff in what seemed to be the Illuminati’s headquarters, so this indicates that a variant of the heroine will appear on screen.
Hiddleston was believed to have joined the ensemble of the Doctor Strange sequel shortly after the sixth episode of Loki debuted on Disney+. However, neither Hiddleston nor anybody associated with either production has mentioned Loki as a character in the storey. Loki has also been absent from any promotional material, both on-screen and in merchandising.
Throughout his six-episode miniseries, Loki developed relationships with both Mobius and Sylvie. They were rumoured to be accompanying the God of Mischief into Doctor Strange 2, but no other reports have mentioned their role in the narrative.
Mobius was last seen in the TVA headquarters after the Multiverse collapsed, while Sylvie stayed at the Citadel after killing He Who Remains at the End of Time. As everything slips into lunacy, there is undoubtedly a way for them to travel the Multiverse and rejoin Loki.
21. Billy & Tommy Maximoff
WandaVision let Wanda Maximoff to live a normal life with her family, which included kids Avengers Billy and Tommy Maximoff. Wanda’s twin sons were lost when Wanda’s Hex vanished from existence, but Doctor Strange 2 offers a way for them to return.
There’s usually a Magneto where there’s a Professor X. This sequel may have a version of the classic X-Men nemesis for a brief appearance. Fans are waiting with bated breath to see if Magneto interacts with Patrick Stewart’s Professor X, which would bring the entire Marvel universe full circle with those two driving the original X-Men trilogy.