2021 is here and there’s a lot to be excited about but mainly, I’m thrilled to be returning to the storylines of so many characters and franchises in the coming months. I’m starting a new series featuring each of my favorite characters from different franchises and what I’m most excited to see with them. So, I decided to start this series with none other than my favorite superhero in the MCU, Doctor Strange.
If you had told me five years ago that Doctor Strange would end up becoming my favorite MCU superhero I wouldn’t have believed it but it became a fact after Infinity War.
We got to see him as the awesome Sorcerer Supreme that he is, handling business and taking on Thanos by himself with one of the most awe-inducing fight scenes in the MCU, no matter how short it is.
Now it seems that the magical doctor will be playing an even bigger role in the MCU moving forward. There’s already been confirmation that Doctor Strange will appear in WandaVision which makes sense considering that the Disney+ series has already been confirmed to tie into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. But that’s not even all!
Spider-Man 3 will feature Doctor Strange in a mentor-like role to Peter Parker in the similar vein to Tony Stark and Nick Fury’s mentor-like roles in both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far from Home. You have no idea how excited I am about this.
The interactions between Doctor Strange and Spider-Man in Infinity War were so funny and that template leading into Spider-Man 3 is beyond fascinating. Stephen Strange is not like Tony Stark or Nick Fury but we do know that he respects Peter Parker and can be annoyed by the excited teenager at the same time. How will their stories collide and what will this third Spider-Man film introduce into the MCU in an impactful way?
And that’s still not all to expect from Doctor Strange.
His long-awaited sequel is coming and it’s no doubt going to be a doozy. We’re going to have Wanda Maximoff returning as well as the debut of America Chavez, a flying superhero with superhuman strength and durability who has the power to kick star-shaped holes in reality, allowing the travel between the multiverse. What does this mean for the MCU and what could this movie unlock? The X-Men? The Fantastic Four?
We also have Rachel McAdams reprising her role as Christine Palmer, Strange’s ex-girlfriend who provided very little to the first Doctor Strange film, but now I see why she will be making a return.
In a comic called Night Nurse, Christine Palmer ends up becoming a nurse that helps superheroes, namely the likes of X-Men characters like Storm and Nightcrawler. If they follow this same storyline, she would be the key to introducing the X-Men into the MCU which seems pretty fascinating to me.
And we can’t forget Mordo who is now unhinged and planning to do who knows what. Will he be the primary antagonist or will they be another, greater villain that Doctor Strange must confront? Ooh, the possibilities.
Doctor Strange’s story has only just begun and I’m very pleased about that fact because like I said before, he is my favorite and the more Doctor Strange, the merrier.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.