Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is fast approaching, which means we’re getting wild teaser trailers to get fans especially hyped. The latest teaser features clips we’ve seen before along with some very foreboding clips of Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff. Since this multiversal adventure is sure to include plenty of references to the MCU at large, fans should probably get their Marvel movie order list out and catch up before May 6 so they’re up to date with all the characters and references. Check out the clip below:
In this teaser, the brief clip of Elizabeth Olsen is what is currently ramping up fan speculation. We see Olsen in full-on Carrie mode, walking down a hallway covered in blood and exploding what looks to be a robot head. Fans have guessed that this could be the head of one of the Ultron-like sentries we’ve seen in previous clips. This seems like the most likely scenario, but some fans are proposing that it could be a Cerebro helmet. Since we know that Professor X (Patrick Stewart) is making an appearance, his mutant detecting super computer Cerebro may also show up. To connect with this computer, Professor X dons a special helmet that looks a bit like the item seen in the trailer.
The Elizabeth Olsen clip certainly has a tinge of horror to it, which lines up with the original vision for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Clearly, Marvel was wanting to make the film somewhat horror-influenced, as they originally hired Scott Derrickson to direct, who made his name in the genre. He was eventually replaced with Sam Raimi, who is no stranger to the genre himself. Surely, the film will still be safe for families, but it does seem like they’ll be pushing those boundaries to the limit.
We also see plenty of Doctor Strange himself in the clip. Undoubtedly, the Sorceror Supreme will have his hands incredibly full in this movie. If Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch goes up against him, he’ll be dealing with one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel universe. We also see that he’ll be clashing with Mordo, who we were introduced to in the first Doctor Strange movie. We also see the tentacled extradimensional beast that Strange faces off against in the city, which fans are assuming is Shuma Gorath. Then, of course, there’s the seemingly evil version of Strange that was featured heavily in the full-length trailers and who may be the same one we saw in the animated What If…?
There are still a lot of unknowns when it comes to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but it will presumably mark a radical shift for the ongoing storyline of the MCU. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait much longer to see the movie in all its glory, since it comes out in less than a month on May 6. Make sure to catch it in theaters if you’re ready to see what’s next for Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen in the MCU.