Anticipation for the next MCU film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, is reaching peak levels, what with a certain famously bald psychic mutant finally confirming it was him in that trailer and Easter Eggs for rumored character appearances popping up everywhere you look. But because Marvel fans are nothing if not exhaustively thorough, we are getting a bit more info on a brand new character that will appear in Doctor Strange 2. The release of a new line of Funko Pop! toys has revealed that a new sorcerer will be joining Stephen Strange, Karl Mordo and Wong (who we guess does not have a surname). While there are few details to be gleaned from the little figurine, we do know that her name is Sara and this is what she looks like:
Obviously, she will most likely have actual human proportions in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but given that it is the MCU and we deal with both Hulks and aggro space raccoons, you never know. Sara will most likely not have Funko Pop! features, but is wearing purple robes in the style of students of Tilda Swinton’s Ancient One and has some great eyelashes. While the label only says “Sara,” the solid money is that she is supposed either be the character Sara Wolfe (who was a love interest of Wong’s and first appeared in the last 1970s) or Sara Mordo, the mother of Chiwetel Ejiofor’s character (who is returning to continue to either be an ally or enemy of Dr. Strange’s, we’ll have to see how things shake out).
Like most things surrounding Doctor Strange 2, this is mostly all fan-theorizing. But that is half the fun of being an MCU fan, like when we chose to believe that Andrew Garfield was not lying to all of our faces about being in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is directly following up to that movie and the Disney+ show Loki, which introduced the multiverse concept to the MCU. Rumors have been flying that we will get an appearance by Tom Cruise as an alternate version of Tony Stark/Iron Man and maybe even some of Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool. It has been confirmed that we are getting some more obscure Dr. Strange characters, which just makes it that much likelier that this Sara is someone who has appeared in comics canon at some point.
At the very least, it seems that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is going to explode the idea of multiple realities converging in the MCU even more than No Way Home did. It even feels possible that that scary looking Dr. Strange we say in the trailer might be transported over from the animated Disney+ show Marvel’s What If…? While there have been reports of significant reshoots to the movie, that’s just the kind of quality control that we should be expecting from Kevin Feige’s iron grip on the MCU these days. Doctor Strange 2 is set to be released in theaters on May 6.