With Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness only a few weeks away from the theatrical release, anticipation has reached its fervor peak among fans. Widely considered to be one the largest crossover events in the MCU, the implications of Doctor Strange 2 are limitless. Picking right after the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home, the movie will follow the Sorcerer Supreme as he deals with the horrors of the multiverse with a few allies at his side. However, with the multiverse in play, fans are more excited about the possible cameos, including the X-Men and a few other special characters.
Earlier in February, Marvel Studios had released the second trailer of Doctor Strange 2 during the Super Bowl. In the trailer, the most noticeable segment was the return of Sir Patrick Stewart’s Charles Xavier/Professor X as a member of the Illuminati. However, a few eagle-eyed fans also claimed that the trailer also briefly showed Superior Iron Man, who is rumored to be portrayed by Tom Cruise. Now, the latest promo video has once again sparked the fuel of a Superior Iron Man cameo.
Superior Iron Man In Doctor Strange 2
After accidentally opening the multiverse in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Stephen Strange has to deal with the horrors unleashed by the multiverse. As it has already been confirmed that multiple variations of Doctor Strange will be appearing in the movie, it won’t be surprising to see alternate versions of a few other characters, including Iron Man and Captain America. As a result, fans have claimed that Superior Iron Man will be making his appearance in the movie, considering that a few photos of Tom Cruise were released a few months back.
While the latest promo video hasn’t offered any new footage that can substantiate the presence of Superior Iron Man, the same old footage from the second trailer has been suspiciously used again. In the comics, Superior Iron Man is the evil version of Tony Stark who has succumbed to his darkest desires. From being an absolute narcissist to a total tyrant, Superior Iron Man has augmented powers that can only be rivaled by his gigantic ego.
After the release of the second trailer, Tom Taylor, who created Superior Iron Man along with artist Yildiray Cinar, explained the similarities between the character and the brief footage shown in the video. As the trailer showed a bluish exoskeleton suit that turns red when threatened, a few fans were convinced that it was indeed, Superior Iron Man. Furthermore, the appearance of an evil Illuminati further validates the theory.
However, in mid-March, Doctor Strange 2 producer Richie Palmer had apparently shot down the Superior Iron Man rumors. But interestingly, Palmer had also denied that the Illuminati was going to appear in Doctor Strange 2, only to be revealed a few days later. After the lengths Andrew Garfield went to deny his existence in Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans are quite convinced that Richie Palmer is trying to hide the news about Superior Iron Man’s appearance in Doctor Strange 2.
Similarly, Sir Patrick Stewart had also denied his role in the movie only to confirm a few days later. Though it has not yet been confirmed whether Sir Patrick Stewart will actually portray the role of Charles Xavier in the movie, the actor’s confirmed involvement has sparked speculations regarding Tom Cruise’s Superior Iron Man, as the actor was once considered to play the role of Iron Man in the MCU in place of Robert Downey Jr.
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is scheduled to release on May 6, 2022.