WandaVision is proving to be one of the most surprising entries in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Disney+ series has already been the subject of rampant theories and some exciting returning characters, but series star Elizabeth Olsen is promising a massive cameo on the scale of that Luke Skywalker appearance at the end of The Mandalorian‘s second season. Fans have already been trying to decipher what character this could possibly be, but thanks to our trusted inside source – the same one that gave us the confirmed heads-up about Josh Brolin returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thanos – we now have the answer.
According to our source, WandaVision will feature an appearance by none other than the Sorcerer Supreme himself, Doctor Strange. Benedict Cumberbatch will be appearing in the show and his arrival will likely act as a major setup for the upcoming film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. We have known for a while now that Wanda Maximoff a.k.a. Scarlet Witch would be playing a supporting role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, so this cameo makes total sense. These two characters have not really had any substantial interactions in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, so it makes sense to construct some level of familiarity between them in WandaVision before moving on to their feature film adventure.
Our insider was not clear about when Doctor Strange will be showing up on WandaVision, but if we were to make an educated guess, it seems like it will be in the final episode of the series. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has become infamous for its post-credits teasers that help set up another upcoming entry in the franchise. Having Doctor Strange float in at the end of the show would get fans excited for his eventual movie. And it makes practical sense that this would be something the studio shot later after WandaVision was complete. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is currently shooting, so it is very possible that this cameo appearance was shot during the production of that movie. Could that mean that Sam Raimi will be the director of Doctor Strange’s appearance in WandaVision?
Knowing that Doctor Strange is set to appear in WandaVision, we have to wonder if the events of the show will actually overlap with whatever is going on in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. A similar overlap occurred in Thor: Ragnarok where the teaser we saw at the end of Doctor Strange was actually an event that took place during the timeline of Thor: Ragnarok. Essentially, it acted as a short clip for that movie. Could Doctor Strange’s appearance in WandaVision actually be a full clip from the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?
We are definitely excited to see the Sorcerer Supreme show up in WandaVision, and it is going to be awesome to see how he ends up punctuating an already wild and wacky television series. You can bet we will be glued to our screens every week when WandaVision drops on Disney+ every Friday from now until March 5.