Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness is set up to be a gigantic film with tons of rumored cameos and a spectacular multiversal adventure, but each new piece of information that gets leaked makes it clear this movie is going to be absolutely insane.
Please be aware this may contain some major potential spoilers.
The Direct broke the news that Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness will include Ultron sentries and that these robots will be from a universe that Strange visits during the film, but this image shows us a bit more detail. Two Ultron sentries are holding a handcuffed Doctor Strange without the Cloak of Levitation, one on each side, as he stands before Professor Xavier in his hover chair and what could be Mordo at Xavier’s side.
Check out this image tweeted by @MundoGeekOF1 below:
The angle makes it difficult to tell exactly who the man beside Xavier is, but it looks like it could be Mordo based on his profile and the robes he wears. The handcuffs that are shackled on Strange could be some sort of magic suppressor given how technologically advanced they look. There is also a six-pointed star on two of the walls although the details are difficult to make out.
With Xavier, possibly Mordo, and the Ultron Sentries this seems to point to the rumors about the Illuminati from another universe. It looks like they are holding Strange and the six pointed star could possibly be their symbol. As with many of the image leaks, including Professor Xavier in his hover chair and images of Wanda Maximoff squaring off against Xavier, this looks like a previs image for the upcoming Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness.
WHAT COULD THIS MEAN FOR STRANGE IN DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS
If this image is accurate, one detail that is interesting and could potentially be tied to What If…? is the color of the eyes on the Ultron Sentries. The Ultron Sentries were a big part of the What If…? penultimate episode, but while under the control of Ultron their eyes were clearly red. However, the Ultron Sentry that was hacked by Zola had green eyes.
This could point to the Ultron Sentries all being over taken by Zola, possibly after the Guardians of the Multiverse defeat Ultron, and potentially scattered throughout the multiverse in the finale of What If….? If this is the case it would make sense for others, like perhaps a version of the Illuminati, to use these high tech robots. If these Ultron Sentries are the ones introduced in What If…? they could be tied to the rumored appearance of Captain Carter and perhaps even Doctor Strange Supreme.
Assuming this image is real and Strange is being brought before Xavier because he is part of, if not leading, the Illuminati in another universe why is Strange in cuffs? It could be that this is simply precautionary given Strange’s great power or because he is a visitor from a different universe. However, it could also be connected to either Strange’s actions in Spider-Man: No Way Home or the fact that he is possibly causing mayhem across the multiverse in Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness.
Loki, What If…?, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness all seem to be causing more and more insanity and possibly imbalance within the multiverse. Loki allowed the multiverse to freely branch off into multiple universes with Kang hinting at his multiverse counterparts starting a war as a result and What If…? has shown Ultron breaking through the barriers of the multiverse and taking on The Watcher himself.
Based on leaks and the trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home it seems like Peter Parker will be facing off against Spider-Man villains from across the multiverse that converge on him, likely tied to the actions of Parker and Strange that are teased in the trailer. And Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness seems like it will be even more insane when it comes to MCU characters messing with the multiverse. This image may be teasing that Strange’s actions could finally be catching up with him.
If this is an image that is pointing to the Illuminati, the six-pointed star could indicate there are six members with Professor Xavier possibly being the leader considering how prominent he has been in the leaks and his connection to the comic book version of the Illuminati. If the man standing beside Xavier is Mordo that could mean the Mordo of this universe could potentially be a member as well.
Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness is set up to be a truly spectacular event with the introduction of characters like America Chavez, the continuation of stories for others like Wanda Maximoff after WandaVision, and all sorts of multiversal hijinks. How all the pieces fit together is still a mystery, but if this image is real it could mean that Strange is going to run into some serious trouble during Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness. How it ties into Loki, WandaVision, What If…?, and Spider-Man: Now Way Home are still a mystery, but this movie looks like it is going to be an absolute blast.
Are you excited to see Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness? What are your thoughts on this leaked previs image? Do you think that is Mordo? Do you think the Ultron Sentries are from What If…? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or on our social media and for more MCU and Doctor Strange In The Multiverse news check back with The Illuminerdi.