The legion of fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is seemingly endless. With Avengers The Infinity War and Endgame gaining cult status on their release, many might have thought that the franchise had reached its crest. However, the case is just the opposite. Undoubtedly the most commercially successful franchise to date has many more stories to enrapture the audience with.
To the extreme delight of MCU fans, another movie is ready to enthrall them. Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, the sequel to Doctor Strange and set in the aftermath of the defeat of Thanos in Endgame is set to release and establish the world after the world-altering war with Thanos.
How can our viewers watch it? Let’s find out.
When and Where to Watch?
Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness or Doctor Strange 2, the much-anticipated movie of this year, already setting an impressive run at the theatres since its release on May 6, 2022, is set to premiere on Disney+ on July 22, 2022, available to stream to its subscribers.
Cast of Dr. Strange 2
The much-anticipated movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch reprising his role as the titular character, Doctor Strange- the Sorcerer Supreme. Elizabeth Olsen plays Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, a former Avenger who turns to the dark side under the effect of her longing for her magical children and Darkhold’s influence creates havoc in alternate universes. Xochitl Gomez plays the role of America Chavez, a teenager with the ability to travel through Multiverses and a target of the Scarlet witch.
Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Karl Mordo of an alternate Earth who, unlike in the previous movie, is a member of the Illuminati and in favor of order and peace thus helping Strange in stopping the Scarlet witch. Benedict Wong as Wong is the Sorcerer Supreme of Earth-616 and a friend to Strange. Michael Stuhlbarg and Rachel McAdams also star in the movie.
The Madness -A Brief Account
Dr. Strange 2 follows how Doctor Strange has to deal with the consequences of a forbidden spell that has opened the paths to multiverses with the help of new allies.
America Chavez, a teenager is being targeted repeatedly and in the quest of saving her, Doctor Strange of The Earth dies. Chavez transports his corpse and herself to Earth 616 in which the Dr. Strange of Earth -616 saves her. She narrates how her powers of traveling through multiverses are the cause of her being the target.
Identifying witchcraft runes, Dr. Strange and his friend Wong seek Wanda Maximoff, a former Avenger and Scarlet witch for help only to realize that she is the mastermind behind all the attacks.
Her target is to achieve Chavez’s powers to reach The Westview she had made which had her children Billy and Tommy before it got destroyed completely. Strange does not surrender Chavez for this purpose much to her fury and she attacks Kamar-Taj to kill all sorcerers.
To escape, Chavez again transports transport strange and herself to another alternate Earth 838 Scarlet which follows them with the help of the power of Darkhold. However, a surviving sorceress of Earth 616 destroys the Darkhold and she forces Wong to reach the source of the power of Darkhold to transport her to Earth 838.
What Happens on Earth 838?
In Earth 838, Strange and Chavez are apprehended by the Illuminati including an alternate version of Karl Mordo. In this version, Strange had become dangerous because he used the Darkhold power recklessly to defeat Thanos thereby causing an ‘Incursion’ a destroy Earth and thus is executed.
Thus the Strange of Earth 616 is also apprehended to eliminate the threat. However Scarlet witch interferes and kills all the Illuminati except Mordo to reach Chavez. Strange and Chavez escape the Earth 838 to get hold of the book of Vishanti an opposite power to Darkhold to defeat the Scarlet witch. However, she gets hold of it earlier and destroys it along with controlling the power of Chavez.
She then uses Chavez’s power to teleport them all to ‘Incursion’ destroyed Earth whose Strange is also under the influence of Darkhold.
While she readies to tap Chavez’s power, Doctor Strange of Earth 616 defeats the Incursion Strange and uses his power to dream walk into the deceased version of him.
This version saves Chavez and then motivates her to transport them all including the Scarlet witch to Earth 838 where the Scarlet witch is broken on seeing that her children fear her form and do not recognize her.
In her guilt, she realizes the gravity of her mistakes and sacrifices herself to destroy every version of Darkhold from the Universe.
What is the Ending of Dr. Strange 2?
Chavez sends all the misplaced characters into their respective universes.
In the present version, due to the dream of walking into his deceased form, Strange develops the third eye.
However, this play with the Universes has a cost. A sorceress approaches Strange to inform them that their interference has created an ‘incursion’ that he will have to rectify.
Dr. Strange 2 presents a new view of Strange, a loner in his ways, Strange realizes that he needs the cooperation of many to deal with challenges.
The fans of Dr. Strange would be ecstatic to see him in action on Disney+ on June 22, 2022, and a movie experience worth watching.