hit theaters last Friday, with director returning to Marvel for the first time since his . An encounter with new hero America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) forces the former Sorcerer Supreme out of the familiar world. and explore other realities, seeking help from fellow Avenger Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) along the way.
“Even if the film’s nominal hero is feeling a bit lost, a strong central chase keeps the narrative moving and the mix of adventure, horror and action is balanced with a swagger worthy of the cocky superhero Doctor Strange,” said Rich Knightwell of CNET..
These events take place after the events ofwho saw Strange after mystery To the whole world
It’s time to see how Doctor Stephen Strange’s adventure in the Multiverse of SPOILERS concludes We also have a separate article dive into the post-credits scenesif those intrigued you, a and a WTF question list the movie left us.
Scarlet Witch, corrupt
Determined to reunite with her magically created sons, Billy and Tommy, after losing them to theWanda Maximoff has taken America Chavez to her draughty Scarlet Witch temple atop Mount Wundagore.
She has been corrupted by the Darkhold, a book of forbidden magic, and begins to cast a spell to steal America’s power to create portals between realities, which is a bit of a bummer as it will prove fatal to the new hero.
However, doing so will allow Wanda to cross over into a reality where her children exist. Previously, she had only been able to enter that universe through the dark magic known as dreamwalking, which allowed her to temporarily take over the body of her counterpart on Earth-838, interact with her children, and hunt her. Our heroes.
It appears that Sorcerer Supreme Wong (Benedict Wong) has been killed, as he was thrown off a cliff by Wanda after he tried to stop her plan to sacrifice America.
Strange and his ex-girlfriend Christine Palmer’s Earth-838 variant are trapped in a reality where the Sinister Strange, a warped version of him who tapped into that world’s Darkhold, caused an apocalyptic event.
They defeat Strange from that world, leaving him impaled on a fence, and the MCU Strange uses the Darkhold to dreamwalk to the corpse of Defender Strange, a version of him who had been killed while helping America.
This forbidden act incites the spirits of the damned to hunt Strange, but the undead hero manages to tame the wraiths, turning them into an awesome shadow cloak. He may need an action figure of this.
Since there was no way being thrown off a mountain would kill Wong, he manages to climb back up to the temple just as his corpse-dwelling friend arrives. They free America, who sends Wanda to Earth-838 and exposes her evil to Billy and Tommy from that reality.
Seeing how much her whole “demonic witch” vibe upsets the boys, Wanda realizes the horror she’s caused. Returning to the MCU, she knocks her head off, destroying the Darkhold in all realities and seemingly crushing herself. It’s a sad ending for the former Avenger, who really.
a happy ending
Strange parts ways with Earth-838 Christine, admitting that he always loved his MCU counterpart. At the magical temple Kamar-Taj, America learns the mystic arts, presumably as a means of controlling her reality-stepping abilities. Strange bows to Wong, seemingly accepting him as the new Sorcerer Supreme.
Strange fixes the fancy watch Christine gave him on one of their first dates, suggesting that he’s moving on (at least I hope so, since she’s married). Seemingly content, he wanders the streets of New York City until a third eye sprouts in the middle of his forehead, confirming that he has been corrupted by the Darkhold.
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Is Wanda dead?
It sure seems like Wanda lost her life when she destroyed the temple and Darkholds across the multiverse, but her status as a powerful wielder of magic leaves the door open for her return: her terrible actions could be attributed to the Darkhold corrupting her mind. she also created the possibility that her lover Visionand he might be anxious to locate her.
Wanda’s arc in this film echoes the comic storyline in which grief over the loss of her magically created children led her to create the performance, where he removed the powers of most of Earth’s mutant population. She was eventually redeemed, so her MCU counterpart could go down that path.an alternate reality where mutants ruled, and the subsequent
Is evil strange now?
No, the mid-credits scene takes the edge off this cliffhanger by showing him strolling down the street again and calmly opening his third eye when he meets Clea.
However, we might see him dealing with the corruption of the Darkhold in a later appearance. It’s unclear where she’ll appear next, but Agatha Harkness, former owner of the Darkhold, issome day in the future. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania also looks set to continue the multiverse storyline as .