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Doctor strange in the multiverse of madness gave us a few iterations of the sorcerer, as our original Doctor Strange (Earth 616) traverses the multiverse to seek his own help. Being able to see different versions of yourself could give an individual a real sense of who they are, this variant is what you might have been had the circumstances been different.
What director Sam Raimi gave us were all the versions of Strange that fell short in one way or another. There was Defender Strange, who was willing to sacrifice young America Chavez. Supreme Strange had used The Darkhold to defeat Thanos and had become corrupted. Sinister Strange, one who had destroyed his own universe and was willing to trade the Darkhold for Earth-838’s Christine Palmer, and then there was Zombie Strange, which isn’t technically a new variant, but just Defender Strange’s corpse being a puppet. for our Stranger.
Doctor strange in the multiverse of madness Writer Michael Waldron confirmed in the film’s commentary available via digital purchase that there was another Doctor Strange variant on the cards, one that didn’t make the cut.
It’s hard to imagine that the intelligent and driven Doctor Strange isn’t someone who strives for excellence, and being a street wizard just doesn’t seem to fit any of his traits; however, it certainly would have been fun. Maybe in that universe, Strange was really happy and just living a simple life, without superheroes, performing “magic” for the locals.
Doctor strange in the multiverse of madness is now available to stream on Disney Plus and the physical copy packed with bonus features and commentary, including from director Sam Raimi and co-producer Richie Palmer, will be available from July 26.