With news starting to ramp up regarding some of the upcoming MCU movies, it appears that we have some confirmation regarding a character in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. And maybe also a villain?
Reports were going around about two weeks ago stating that America Chavez, Miss Marvel, would be joining the cast alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen. The source of which was an official Marvel casting grid. Additionally, the Illuminerdi spotted the casting call for “a teenage Hispanic female who will be a supporting lead in the film.”
Further evidence of this was revealed by Murphy’s Multiverse who released an audition video. Unfortunately, this video has since been removed but we have some of the dialogue below.
- “A giant demon just took out a block of our city and tried to eat you.” “It didn’t try to eat me, it tried to abduct me.”
- “So, how familiar are you guys with the multiverse?” “Somewhat familiar. Just last year we attempted to open a rift in reality.”
- “Let’s say this pizza is the multiverse. Here’s my home reality and over here is yours. They’re identical in some aspects but completely different in others.”
What does this mean for Doctor Strange?
It is a shame the video has been removed and even if it hadn’t been it should still be taken with a pinch of salt. If this is however true, this is all but confirmation that America Chavez is indeed joining the cast. This would tie in nicely with the belief that Marvel is setting up the Young Avengers. It is heavily rumored that both Wiccan and Speed will be introduced during WandaVision. Kate Bishop has been confirmed for Hawkeye and Ant-Man 3 will most likely introduce Cassie Lang.
Another aspect that should not be overlooked with the above dialogue is the mention of a Demon. The villain for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has been a hot debate. But if the above is true then we can at least narrow it down to a demon. The most likely would either Nightmare of Mephisto.
The Possible Villains
The most likely option would be, Nightmare. Nightmare is the living embodiment of dreams, who preys on people’s fears while they sleep. This would give Marvel a little bit of family-friendly horror to the series. Nightmare may not only be a good fit for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness but could also tie-in to the WandaVision series?
Another popular option would be Mephisto. Mephisto is essentially Marvel’s version of the Devil. He is a demon who claims to have been created by the Supreme Being. He has crossed paths with many Marvel characters and would be a great addition to the roster of villains already see in the MCU. Mephisto would bring the horror level up slightly in my opinion but would be a fantastic villain to face off against Doctor Strange.
As previously stated this has not been confirmed. But as always we will keep you all posted with any further developments. But if this is true who would like to see in the role of America Chavez? Or which of the above villains would you most like to see and who would you like see in the role?