One thing that Marvel Cinematic Universe has had to contend and deal with since the end of the Avenger’s timeline is just how The Blip, the snap from Thanos that wiped out half of human existence for five years, affected those who stayed and those who left. For some stories since, it’s been a major component in the different character arcs. Sometimes though it’s just a minor throw into the plot and that was the case with Wong in Spider-Man: No Way Home. We learned that he had become Sorcerer Supreme during that time and now we know what the deal with be in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
As we’ve seen from time to time, promotional material including clothing and toy lines can be the best windows into what will happen in upcoming movies. That seems to be the case once again with a Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness going up for sale on Amazon that has both Wong and the good Doctor featured. On it are both characters mid-spell with their names displayed. Under Wong is the very clear label “Sorcerer Supreme” which confirms that it is still his status at least when this movie starts off. Check out the shirt:
We know from the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home, that Benedict Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange had lost the title of Sorcerer Supreme when he was Blipped away. He calls the passing of the mantle to Wong, and the latter’s ability to retain the title even when Strange was back a “technicality”. This was something the Strange was clearly at least a little miffed by in the brief moments we actually got Wong on the screen. And there is at least some chance that the events that led to the multiverse opening up were directly because Strange just felt like defying Wong’s orders to not cast the spell. In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, we are likely to see at least some of the fallout of these events. We never caught up with how Wong felt about the near Multiverse miss at the end. I’m sure he wasn’t happy.
This new t-shirt is approved by Marvel so there’s no reason to doubt this is still the sorcerer status when we open up Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. With the Multiverse a full-blown and legit problem now, we are sure to get more sinister problems for our main characters with Wong maybe even now outright blaming Strange for inter-dimensional issues. It wouldn’t be an unreasonable take, Strange was openly defiant after all.
In addition to Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong returning, we are also going to get Elizabeth Olsen back, now fully formed into the Scarlet Witch. And Rachel McAdams is also reprising her role as Christina Palmer. There is some chance a larger part is carved out this time around. And finally, we are going to be introduced to Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez who will be central to the story thanks to her ability to open up portals in the Multiverse.