Everything is connected ! During a red carpet interview with Marvel.com, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige broke the line that started at Marvel Studios. Lokicontinued in Spider-Man: No Coming Homeand culminated in Marvel Studios Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
“There’s always a method to madness, even in the multiverse,” Feige promised. “For Marvel.com fans who know Loki and Sylvie did something at the end of this series that kind of made it all possible. Whoever’s left is gone, and that made a spell go wrong in Spider-Man: No Coming Homewhat drives the whole multiverse crazy in this [Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness].”
Feige is of course referring to the timely demise of Jonathan Major’s He Who Remains, who was killed by Sylvie in the Loki Season 1 finale for her role in pruning variants like her. As a result, the Time Variance Authority’s sacred timeline collapsed, allowing other timelines and realities to shatter.
So when Doctor Strange’s spell to erase Peter Parker’s secret identity from public knowledge went awry, he was able to inadvertently summon beings from other realities into his own during Spider-Man: No Coming Home. The shattering consequences of this continued into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
“This is absolutely a sequel to the first strange doctorbut also to Infinity War and End of Gamealso for Wanda Visionadded Feige. “It really left us with an embarrassment of riches, like such an incredible cast and incredible stories – and then Sam Raimi tied it all together.”
Feige also explored Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessas the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first horror film, explaining how this element of the film was present from the start. “It happened early, and our executive producer Scott Derrickson had the big thought that there hadn’t been…those PG-13 scares in a long time,” he recalled. “If you think back to IndianaJones movie – and there will be another from Disney soon – that there were some scary moments in those! You hadn’t seen much.
“Strange felt like the character to do this with,” he continued. “Now, with Sam behind the camera, I’m very happy that people are finally seeing what it means and who’s scaring whom.”
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, with Michael Stühlbarg and Rachel McAdams. The film is directed by Sam Raimi and Kevin Feige is the producer. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Eric Hauserman Carroll and Jamie Christopher serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Michael Waldron.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is in theaters now.
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