In the months leading to the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, frequent leaks led to the film – and all of its multiversal surprises – being dubbed “the worst kept secret in Hollywood.” Now, it appears that the highly anticipated Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, is about to enter similar territory.
After recent test screenings, leakers, scoopers, and everyone in between have flooded the internet with rumors about what happens, as well as who may or may not appear from the Multiverse. After all, with the arrival of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s iterations of Spider-Man into the MCU in No Way Home, anyone from any previous Marvel project seems fair game.
Now, in a recent episode of the show The Big Thing with Kristian Harloff on YouTube, Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld made an appearance an actually added fuel to the speculative fire.
While Liefeld didn’t really confirm or deny if he had seen the film yet, he did go on to acknowledge many of the rumors he has actually seen himself floating around the web. He said, “It’s all getting out. We’re all guilty of hitting those hashtags…I think it’s safe to say some of the stuff, it’s happening. It’s in, it’s been seen.”
He didn’t stop there though. Liefeld also confidently claimed that despite all the stuff leaking to the public, Marvel is on a mission to continue upping the ante.
He said, “Whatever they’re testing. I kind of feel like each… result of each test that’s being reported in the press is ‘We need to put more cool sh*t in that movie.'”
He also admitted that he knows about some of the Fox-Marvel stuff that’s been added to the film so far, seemingly confirming that there is indeed Fox-Marvel stuff in it after all. He said, “Actually, I know on some level, some of it is already there,” before joking that he’s definitely going to get his Marvel passes “revoked.”
Despite all this confirmation, however, the film is still shrouded in so much secrecy. Not to mention, with so many things consistently being added and edited out, no one can truly know how undeniably strange the film is until it finally comes out.
Directed by Sam Raimi, the film features the return of Academy Award-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular superhero, as well as Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Benedict Wong as Wong, Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mordo.
Xochitl Gomez, Michael Stuhlberg, Adam Hugill, Yenifer Molina, Bruce Campbell, Laura Dern, and Victoria Stirling co-star.
The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
“In Marvel Studios’ ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,’ the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.”
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to hit theaters on May 6, 2022.
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