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Doctor Strange 2 Theory: Hayley Atwell Plays Captain Britain, Not Captain Carter

A new Doctor Strange 2 trailer has given us a whole new look at the members of the Illuminati. Professor X’s iconic Yellow hoverchair and Monica Rambeau as Captain Marvel are seen in the trailer. But the star highlight of this new promo was definitely Hayley Atwell as Captain Carter. Brandishing her Vibranium shield and with a jetpack on her back, Hayley Atwell faces an evil Scarlet Witch in this new trailer. But a new theory suggests that Doctor Strange 2 is not bringing Hayley Atwell in as Captain Carter. Instead, Atwell will be playing Captain Britain in Multiverse of Madness.

Hayley Atwell Confirmed For Doctor Strange 2
Hayley Atwell Confirmed For Doctor Strange 2

Captain Carter – Hayley Atwell’s Character Becomes The Super Soldier

Captain Carter - Super Soldier
Captain Carter – Super Soldier

In Marvel’s What If series, we see a legend rise from the ashes. In an alternate universe, Hydra manage to almost derail Abraham Erskine’s American Super Soldier program. After Steve is no longer fit to take in the serum, Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter volunteers to be the new guinea pig. After being bombarded with Vita-Rays and injected with the super soldier serum, Peggy becomes Captain Carter. The super soldier no longer has the American Star on the shield. Captain Carter carries the Union Jack on her signature weapon.

Captain Carter - Marvel's What If
Captain Carter – Marvel’s What If

The What If series sees Peggy Carter do wonders for the Allied War Effort. After sacrificing herself to a monster summoned by Shuma-Gorath, Captain Carter comes back in modern times to aid the Guardians of the Multiverse in their fight against Infinity Ultron. Her popularity has soared since the What If series. That is exactly why fans theorized that Hayley Atwell plays Captain carter in Doctor Strange 2.

Doctor Strange 2: Who Is Captain Britain?

Captain Britain - Marvel Comics
Captain Britain – Marvel Comics

In Marvel Comics, Brian Braddock was an ordinary man who was chosen by the wizard Merlyn to become Captain Britain. When given a choice between the Amulet of Right and the Sword of Might, Braddock chose the former and was instantly given the powers of Captain Britain. In his superhero avatar, Captain Britain has superhuman physical attributes of strength, speed, agility, reflexes, and endurance. His powers have changed over time.

Captain Britain Corps
Captain Britain Corps

Over the years, Braddock’s origin story has since become synonymous with magic. He derives his powers from the friction between dimensions. His powers are no longer limited to the abilities granted by the Amulet of Right. He can fly at superhuman speeds and is near invulnerable to physical and mental attacks. A founding member of Excalibur and the twin brother of Psylocke, Captain Britain is now charged with the task of guarding the Omniverse.

Doctor Strange 2 Theory: Is Hayley Atwell Playing Captain Britain?

Captain Carter or Captain Britain - Doctor Strange 2
Captain Carter or Captain Britain – Doctor Strange 2

The primary reason we believe Hayley Atwell is playing Captain Britain is because of Doctor Strange 2’s Multiverse connections. While Captain Carter has only been recently been associated with the Multiverse, Captain Britain has already been a part of the larger Omniverse via the Captain Britain Corps. And many of the members of Captain Britain Corps have been women.

Captain Carter - Hayley Atwell
Captain Britain – Hayley Atwell

From the Illuminati’s perspective, it makes even more sense. Professor X is coming and along with him, the mutant race will also peek its head. Captain Britain’s sibling is a famous mutant – Betsy Braddock aka Psylocke.

Brian Braddock & Betsy Braddock
Brian Braddock & Betsy Braddock

And Captain Britain’s ties to magic and the ability of cosmic awareness are well known and factor well into the context of Multiverse of Madness.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – What To Expect from Hayley Atwell’s Character?

Doctor Strange 2 Reveals Captain Carter
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

The newly released trailer shows Hayley Atwell’s Captain Carter (or Captain Britain) facing off an unhinged Wanda Maximoff. Carter is seen wielding a jetpack and a whole new uniform. Could this be a sign? Is Captain Britain really coming to the MCU?

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness releases on May 6, 2022. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Xochitl Gomez, Benedict Wong, Patrick Stewart, and Chiwetel Ejiofor in pivotal roles, it has a runtime of 2 hours and 6 minutes.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

Bibhu Prasad Panda is a Senior Content Writer at FandomWire. He has always been fascinated with the world of word balloons and text boxes since he was 5. From aspiring to be an engineer to becoming a market research specialist, life's been quite a journey for him. Bibhu now follows his passion as an entertainment journalist/blogger. He's also an Omen main in Valorant. SCATTER!!!!