Doctor Strange 2: ‘Nightmarish’ Face in Trailer Convinces Fans the Villain Is One of These 3

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is about to hit the theaters in less than half a month. And yet the Doctor Strange 2 trailer is still giving us nightmares. Fans are finding an insane amount of Easter eggs scattered all across the trailer sequences. One ardent Marvel fan has spotted something all of us missed. Right when the Marvel Studios logo is shown, you can see a creepy and horrific face right under it. This little muffin has got fans riled up. The face in itself has convinced the Marvel fan base as to who the Doctor Strange 2 villain will be.


Did you manage to catch this evil face? Well it is a blink and you miss it scene. Let us help you jog your memory.

Why There’s An Evil Face In Doctor Strange 2 Trailer?

Evil Face in Doctor Strange 2 Trailer
Evil Face in Doctor Strange 2 Trailer

Sam raimi is known by many to be a horror genre maestro. Comic book fans may better know him for his work on the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man movies. But true move geeks know how talented Sam Raimi is when he is given a horror movie project. He has worked in numerous horror movie masterpieces like Evil Dead, The Grudge, Don’t Breathe, and Drag Me To Hell. It was clear from the very beginning that Sam Raimi wanted to make a superhero horror movie with Doctor Strange 2.

Doctor Strange 2 has too many horror vibes
Doctor Strange 2 has too many horror vibes

He had made his intentions very clear even before production for Multiverse of Madness began. And the trailer for Doctor Strange 2 clearly respects his intentions. And that is why Marvel Studios let him put such a creepy and evil face in the trailer literally right under the Marvel Studios nose.

But who could this creepy face be? Let’s find out.

Chthon Is The Safest Choice Because Of The Darkhold

Chthon - Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Chthon – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

The Darkhold will play a major role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Now that Wanda forced it out of Agatha Harkness’ possession in the WandaVision finale, she is religiously going through it and learning all sorts of dark magic.

Doctor Strange 2 - Scarlet Witch and the Darkhold
Doctor Strange 2 – Scarlet Witch and the Darkhold

In the comic books. Chthon hailed from the most ancient of Gods – The Elder Gods. He was created out of the sentient life force of Earth’s biosphere. For millions of years, Chthon studied ancient black magic and became the world’s first dark magic sorcerer. When the Demiurge came for him, Chthon left for another dimension but left behind all his accumulated knowledge in indestructible parchments that eventually became the Darkhold. This history could be explored in Doctor Strange 2. As Chthon is an ancient dark magic sorcerer, him taking on a demonic appearance makes more sense.

Nightmare Has Fought Doctor Strange So Many Times

Nightmare in Multiverse of Madness
Multiverse of Madness – Nightmare

Nightmare is belongs to a group of entities called the Fear Lords. Each Fear Lord feeds on people’s fear to become stronger. A primary Doctor Strange enemy, Nightmare would make for a good addition to Sam Raimi’s horror aesthetics. His control over dreams make him a Freddy Krueger like figure of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Shuma-Gorath aka Gargantos in Doctor Strange 2
Shuma-Gorath aka Gargantos in Doctor Strange 2

Doctor Strange 2 trailer has already shown us what appears to be Shuma-Gorath (Name it whatever you want it Marvel but we know it’s him). In the comic books. Nightmare was once a servant of Shuma-Gorath before he escaped his master’s clutches and became the ruler of the Dream Dimension.


It’s Been Mephisto All Along

Mephisto - Multiverse of Madness
Mephisto – Multiverse of Madness

Well he has been teased quite a couple of times in the MCU already. WandaVision did us dirty by not giving the fans what they wanted. Then again in No Way Home, Marvel Studios adapted the One More Day story arc for the big screens. But Mephisto, who was a crucial part of the story in the comic books, was missing in the movie.

Mephisto - Marvel Comics
Mephisto – Marvel Comics

Maybe Marvel Studios is saving Mephisto up for a proper money shot moment. It would make more sense to pit a Demonic Hell Lord against the Sorcerer Supreme since the two have already fought a bunch of times and make for good supernatural rivals.


Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

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With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.