Wong (Benedict Wong) is spellbound – literally – in a new official Marvel Studios Doctor Strange photo in the Multiverse of Madness.
New Sorcerer Supreme seems to be a bit of a stalemate in new Marvel Studios official ‘ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is set to hit theaters in May.
Shared as part of a USA today gallery of new stills from upcoming films, the still in question finds the character of Wong (Benedict Wong) in poor condition. Besides having a laceration on his forehead, Wong appears to have both arms bound by some sort of spell. The legend explains that the Doctor strange The sequel’s multiversal storyline causes Wong “a whole lot of trouble.”
Multiverse of Madness marks Benedict Wong’s sixth live-action appearance as Wong in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The character first appeared in 2016 Doctor strange, with the actor subsequently reprising his role in 2018 Avengers: Infinity War, 2019 Avengers: Endgame, 2021 Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings and, more recently, 2021 Spider-Man: No Path Home. Wong also voiced his MCU character in an episode of the Marvel Studios animated Disney + original series. What if…?.
No way home revealed that Wong actually became the Supreme Wizard in the absence of Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). Wong survived Thanos’ infamous fall at the end of Infinity war. Strange, on the other hand, was not so fortunate. Like countless others, Strange was indeed dead in the five-year period between the events of Infinity war and End of Game.
Strange himself became the Supreme Wizard in his 2016 solo film following the death of the Elder (Tilda Swinton). In No way homeHowever, Strange doesn’t seem particularly upset that he no longer has to deal with some of the less than glamorous responsibilities that come with the title.
Still, the old Sorcerer Supreme certainly has a big storm ahead. Multiverse of Madness. With No way home, What if…? and Disney + Loki With Season 1 having opened up the MCU to the multiverse, Strange will need help fending off the threats humanity currently faces. In addition to serving as a sequel to 2016 Doctor strange, Multiverse of Madness also follows on from Disney + WandaVision, with Strange bringing in Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen).
In addition to Cumberbatch and Wong, Multiverse of Madness sees Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Stuhlbarg reprise their respective roles of Christine Palmer, Karl Mordo and Nicodemus West from the premiere Doctor strange movie. The upcoming sequel also features a major newcomer to the MCU in the form of Marvel Comics’ America Chavez, played by Xochitl Gomez.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters May 6.
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Source: USA today
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