Only one week to go’Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness‘ hit theaters, and how the CinePOP is covering the CinemaCon straight from Las Vegas, we’ve already seen the first 15 minutes of the film, in which Doctor Strange faces the consequences of his actions in ‘Spider-Man: No Return Home‘.
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The initial screening showed a version of Doctor Strange from another universe trying to protect America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) of a grotesque mystical figure who is trying to take away your powers. When it looks like the monster is going to kill them both, Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) makes a desperate move and tries to take Chávez’s powers and also kill her to protect the multiverse.
Turns out it was all just a dream, with Stephen waking up in the timeline we already know. Now he finds himself marrying none other than his former love Christine Palmer, again played by Rachel McAdams.
After the ceremony, Christine and Stephen have a final moment together, where she accepts the fact that Stephen will always be the one who has the responsibility to define the future, and that she respects him for it, but has no way of loving him for it. The two have an amicable separation and both begin to get along well.
But the good moment is short-lived, as another supernatural monster arrives to attack New York again, with Doctor Strange taking action. To his surprise, America Chavez is also there, trying to escape the creature’s wrath. Fortunately, Stephen’s friend Wong is there to help.
“Do you know that it is customary to bow in the presence of the Sorcerer Supreme?”, asks the Stranger. “I am aware of customs”, jokes Wong. After a long fight that destroys some blocks of New York, Strange, Wong and Chávez defeat the beast while Doctor Strange, in a very Sam Raimigouges out the creature’s eye with a pole.
With the threat finally subdued, Doctor Strange tries to understand why Chávez went from his dreams to reality. After a conversation in which the events of ‘Spider-Man: No Return Home‘ are remembered, with America being disgusted by the idea of Spidey shooting webs out of his body – the Wizard is worried. Chávez tells him that she has the ability to travel the multiverse, but that she cannot control that power, with the event only happening when she feels threatened.
Chávez also tells Stephen that he is looking for the Book of Vishanti, a book of good magic that allows her to control these time-walking powers. It is worth noting that the material is the opposite of the Darkholdthe black magic book that Wanda Maximoff was seen reading at the end of ‘WandaVision‘. Still suspicious of Strange after the version she knew tried to kill her, Chavez goes with the mage to Kamar-Taj, where she will be safe while she goes to find Wanda for more information.
We see in the film, by the way, the last moments of Scarlet Witch in the series, before waking up from the created reality. Still regretting the fantasy she’s enjoyed at the expense of an entire town’s residents, Wanda tells Stephen she’s been trying to “leave the magic behind” before he invites her to Kamar-Taj to protect America Chávez.
That is, for all that we have seen, ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness‘ serves as a direct continuation of ‘Spider-Man: No Return Home‘.
Remembering that the film arrives in Brazil on May 5, 2022.
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