Mephisto Was Never an Option: Doctor Strange 2 Writer Confirms Fans Hyped Him Too Much

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Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was released a few days ago and is doing well at the Box Office. This film was subject to a lot of rumors, speculation, and fan theories. Perhaps, this is a testament to the excitement and fascination of fans for Doctor Strange 2.


However, with the release of the movie all such speculation was put to rest. Fans got to see what Marvel had in store for them, and it seems, that most fans liked the film. In a recent interview with Variety, the writer Michael Waldron discussed various aspects of the film including the scope of the antagonist Mephisto featuring in the movie. We take a look at what he had to say in this article.

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Mephisto Was Never an Option in Doctor Strange 2: The Writer Confirms

Doctor Strange 2 writer confirms Mephisto was never considered for the film
A Poster of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Mephisto’s place in the movie or the lack thereof was a matter of speculation before the film was released. Writer Michael Waldron. When he was asked whether the MCU villain was ever in consideration to be a part of the film, Waldron said, No. Only in jokes. Only in bits I did in the writers room and in text messages I sent to [“WandaVision” head writer] Jac Schaeffer. Mephisto was never in play for us.” Perhaps, the fans did hype him too much.

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Who is Mephisto?

Doctor Strange 2 writer confirms Mephisto was never considered for the film
Mephisto the Demon

The villain, Mephisto, made his debut in The Silver Surfer #3 (Dec. 1968). Mephisto is a demon character from the Faust legend. He has often been an adversary of Doctor Strange. Furthermore, he is a powerful demonic entity who has wide-ranging abilities used by manipulating the forces of magic. His powers include superhuman strength, manipulating memories, altering time, and being resistant to injuries. This fascinating villain is incredibly powerful in his own realm! What do you think of this villain? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.


Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was released on May 6, 2022.

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