Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has answered quite a few questions that some of the previous films posed, but at the same time created a lot of big problems that have not been fully answered.
As one of the most important projects in phase 4 of the MCU, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has solved quite a few problems in this universe. First, Marvel Studios’ latest blockbuster connects cinema with television, explaining what happened to Wanda after the Westview incident in WandaVision. More importantly, this movie also delves deeper into the concept of the multiverse and the consequences it can have, laying the foundation for many future projects of the MCU.
However, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness also left many questions that made fans scratch their heads after more than 2 hours of watching the movie. It is not clear if those are script flaws, or are the details intentionally built by Marvel Studios to pave the way for the upcoming series. But it is clear that this blockbuster is still not really complete, if not, there are still many unanswered issues.
After realizing his mistake, Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) decided to destroy every Darkhold book across the multiverse, while also knocking down the temple atop Wundagore and seemingly burying himself. in that wreckage. However, it is difficult to determine whether Wanda really died or not, because when the temple falls, we can see a flash of red light for a split second. Most likely it was Wanda using magic to teleport herself to a safer place.
It is noteworthy that earlier this year, actress Elizabeth Olsen agreed to sign a 7-year contract with Marvel Studios, and also affirmed that she is always ready to continue playing Wanda when necessary. . Given the crimes that Scarlet Witch has committed in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, it’s hard to imagine what the character’s fate will be even after escaping from the top of Mount Wundagore. As the secret of the multiverse is gradually being revealed, it is not excluded that Elizabeth will return as Wanda, but as a version from another reality instead of Earth-616.
What happened to Earth-616’s Mordo?
Doctor Strange (2016) “teased” the hostile relationship between Strange and Karl Mordo after the secrets related to the Ancient One and the dark dimension were opened. In this movie, Mordo also appeared, but was the being from the Earth-838 universe, and still played by Chiwetel Ejiofor.
It’s not clear if Marvel Studios accidentally forgot about this character, or intentionally kept Mordo for future projects. However, according to some leaked information before the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Earth-616’s Mordo was originally in the Marvel script, but was ultimately cut from the official release. These rumors reveal that Strange’s rival appears in the garden of illusion created by Wanda at the beginning of the film, before being brutally murdered by herself.
Earth-616’s Fantastic Four
One of Doctor Strange’s biggest cameos in the Multiverse of Madness was John Krasinski, as Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), of Earth-838. In this universe, he is a member of the Illuminati, and also a victim of the massacre caused by the Scarlet Witch.
Because the versions of the same character have the same appearance, many fans have questioned whether John will return as Mr. Fantastic of Earth-616 or not. Previously, Marvel Studios has confirmed that it will produce the Fantastic Four project for the MCU, starting shortly after Spider-Man: No Way Home is released.
What is happening in the dark dimension?
The Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness mid-credits scene shows Strange and Clea entering the Dark Dimension to remedy the invasive phenomenon he inadvertently caused while using the Darkhold book. However, the Dark Dimension is a separate world compared to the multiverse in the MCU, it is unclear how the invasive phenomenon Strange created has impact on this dimension? And how will it help with that situation?
On the other hand, Clea is quite an important character to Strange in the comics, so it is likely that Doctor Strange 3, if produced by Marvel Studios, will focus on the adventures of this couple. Clea could even become a familiar face of the MCU over the next few years. It would be a huge waste if Marvel gave a big name like Charlize Theron the role that only appeared in a single project.
The fate of America Chavez’s 2 mothers
In the first time when he accidentally opened the portal to another universe when he was a child, America Chavez caused his two mothers to be sucked in, not knowing how to live or die. Since then, Chávez has harbored feelings of guilt and hatred for her own superpowers, even as Strange considers it more likely that her two mothers are still alive.
Whether this question can be answered or not depends on how far Marvel Studios intends to exploit America Chavez in the future. Considering how they are gradually laying the groundwork for the Young Avengers, perhaps Chavez will continue to appear on the big screen for a long time.
Strange’s 3rd Eye Power
During the final seconds of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Strange accidentally opened a third eye on his forehead, just like Sinister Strange. Currently, the Darkhold book is the most logical explanation for this phenomenon, because both versions of Strange have used it, albeit for different purposes.
Of course, compared to comic books, it is not difficult to explain the meaning and power of this eye. However, as Marvel Studios has shown they have no hesitation in changing from the original during 14 years of operation, this is clearly still one of the biggest unknowns of this movie.
How did Earth-838’s Illuminati defeat Thanos?
If the Avengers were the heroes in the battle with Thanos of the Earth-616 universe, then the Illuminati were the names that defeated the crazy Titan in Earth-838. However, this process is not disclosed too clearly.
All we know is that they won thanks to the book of Vishanti – a treasure that can resist almost any spell, even the strongest spell. Perhaps it was this book that removed the power of the Infinity Stone, or exposed Thanos’ critical weakness – where he could completely be killed with conventional weapons. It is noteworthy that in Earth-838, Thanos died when his own sword was pierced in the chest (instead of in the head as in Earth-616).
Do all dreams describe events taking place in another reality?
In the opening sequence, Strange dreamed of a battle between Defender Strange, America Chavez, and a demonic entity summoned by Wanda. Turns out, that’s what happened in another universe that Strange accidentally saw. Next, Chavez shared that Defender Strange once hypothesized that dreams are the window that allows a person to observe variations of himself in the multiverse. Because he is the only self, Chavez has never dreamed.
However, is this 100% accurate? So in dreams where we dream about other people instead of ourselves, is that what happens in another reality? Given that this detail isn’t really that important to the screenplay, it’ll probably never be fully resolved.
According to WhatCulture